Coding is a vital component of tech education, but it won’t be enough to sustain the next generation of workers.
With a rapidly evolving tech world, employees will require continuous training in basic digital skills, according to Sundar Pichai. The Google chief executive explains in an opinion piece published Thursday by NBC News THINK that the notion of getting a traditional education that will provide a lifetime of job skills is a remnant of yesteryear.
“With technology changing rapidly and new job areas emerging and transforming constantly, that’s no longer the case,” Pichai wrote. “We need to focus on making lightweight, continuous education widely available.
It’s not on just knowing technology, it’s the ability to apply that knowledge to solve problems.