Recently, there has been a public discussion on whether computer science should be the fourth major sector besides the three original major sectors: writing, reading and maths. I agree with this belief for two main reasons: computer skills are a prerequisite for job seeking and computers allow access to international networking.
First, computer skills are the preliminary requirement for any job in the 4th industrial revolution. Businesses and organizations have genuinely the use of computers in their operations, from tax corporations to pharmaceutical research institutions due to their considerable advantages such as enhancing information management, ensuring effective communication and research, saving time...Lack of computer skills undoubtedly hinder job seekers’ career opportunities, which, in a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the main factor explaining why there are now more job openings than there are workers but the employment rate keeps increasing.
Another reason to make computer science a major subject is that computers offer students with more opportunities to expand their network locally and internationally. Computers are means to expanding one’s social circle thanks to the development of cyberspace. People from all regions around the world can have instant connection with each other via computers regardless of geographical, cultural or language barriers where there are social media applications like Facebook and Twitter, millions of widely shared travel blogs such as The Adventurists and Stuck in Customs, various translation programs like Google Translate and free online dictionaries etc.
In short, due to the substantial benefits computers offer, computer skills should be made one of the subjects in the curriculum to comprehensively prepare students for their future.
Nguồn: DOL English