Overheard

Ravi Kumar on computer science education in K-12 schools

By WorkingNation Editorial Team
September 24, 2019

“Only 30 percent of schools in the U.S. have computer science as a foundational course, and we think it should be 100%,” Ravi Kumar, president of Infosys, tells us at Milken Global Conference 2019.

Kumar says one of the biggest challenges in the U.S. is getting K-12 teachers those foundational skills in computer science. To help address that challenge, Infosys offers education solutions for students, parents, administrators, and the teaching faculty to help address gaps in knowledge and foster a continuous learning environment for teachers.

Kumar also tells us about how, in 2017, Infosys went to work to build a talent pool from scratch to fill 10,000 jobs in America. Here’s what he said they learned during their journey.

WorkingNation was on the ground at Milken Global Conference 2019 where some of the most powerful people in business, government, healthcare, and entertainment have gathered to discuss and debate how the world is being disrupted by economic and social change and what to do about it. The goal of the talk at the conference is how to drive shared prosperity.

While there, we documented all things future of work on Twitter at #WorkingNationOverheard and in interviews at our pop-up studio (watch our playlist below).

Read our article on the event here.

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