Code for the Commonwealth

Enhancing Digital Literacy for Workforce Competitiveness

Pitt-Johnstown and partners have launched a bold and ambitious initiative – Code for the CommonWealth – with the goal of enhancing digital literacy for workforce competitiveness, beginning in K-12 and beyond.

Goals   |   Path to Progress K-12   |   Education Beyond K-12


Important Links

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Contacts

Roxanne Jenner, Director, Community Outreach - Coding Initiatives
814-233-7894
Roxanne.Jenner@Pitt.edu

Tammy Barbin, Executive Director of Community and Public Relations
814-269-2936 
TBarbin@Pitt.edu

Every Child in Pennsylvania

Should Learn Computer Science

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"Everyone deserves to be ready to compete and thrive in the unfolding 21st century world. Therefore, our goal is to bring the basics of coding to every child and every student, in every nook and cranny of the Greater Johnstown region, transforming the so-called 'Rust Belt' into a hotspot in the new digital economy with great jobs for our people."

Dr. Jem Spectar, President
University of Pittsburgh Johnstown

Computer Science Opportunity Gap

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  • The U.S. has 527,169 open computing jobs

Schools Lag Behind Parent Demand

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  • 90-percent of parents want their child to learn computer science

Statistics source: Code.org

Take Action

  • Companies or organizations may lend support by becoming a corporate partner >
  • Schools or organizations ready to add computer science and coding to their curriculum may contact us >