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Canada a Leader in Computer Literacy

23 DEC 2014
Career Path : Education News

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In a study of grade eight students from 20 different countries, Canada proved its provinces were above the international average. Out of a potential score of 600 Ontario students scored 547, well above the average of 500.

Tasks required for the study include copying and saving documents, creating and modifying information and using multiple applications. Ontario is tied with Australia and the Czech Republic for the top ranking countries. The results of the study show a successful integration of technology into Ontario schools. However, despite these results there is still heavy criticism of the Ontario education system, and its push for students to attend university rather than learn skilled trades.

Technology is however a rapidly expanding sector. Big cities especially are looking towards students with computer skills. Nearly every office or corporate job today will require computer skills, some more than others. For a look into how “computer literacy” can help students get a job, here are some of the most in-demand jobs in today’s market:

  • Network & communications analyst
  • Software engineer
  • Social media marketer
  • Mobile developer
  • Information security analyst
  • Database administrator

Source: The Globe and Mail