Fareportal recently announced its new partnership with ScriptEd, a non-profit working to equip students in under-resources schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences necessary to pursue careers in technology.
According to a study conducted in 2014 by the Nation’s Report Card, only 25% students that qualified for the National School Lunch Program were considered “At or Above Proficient” in Technology and Engineering compared to 59% of students who didn’t qualify for the National School Lunch Program.
Technology is a high-demand industry and is expected to continue growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer occupations is expected to increase 12.5% from 2014-2024 which is nearly double the average projected growth rate for all occupations nationwide. However, despite this anticipated growth, many students, especially those in under-resourced schools, have limited access to technology and engineering activities in and out of school.