More than 1,200 incoming freshman at local colleges have expressed interest in the 18 hour CoursePower Applied Computing minor. Each of the 1,200 spoke to CoursePower representatives during freshman orientation programs and signed up to receive more information.
While not everyone will enroll in the Applied Computing program, many will decide to pursue the minor to compliment their chosen major. The end result will be a more tech-savy and competent group of graduates better prepared to fill the jobs of the future and the knowledge economy. A better prepared workforce will enable companies to grow faster because of available talent, which will create jobs, enhance the local tax base, and make the Midlands and South Carolina more competitive.
The Applied Computing minor is now being offered at four local higher education institutions – The University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, Benedict College, and Columbia College. More information can be found online at www.coursepower.org or by contacting Todd Lewis at IT-oLogy at [email protected].