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Students practice computer coding at Capitol

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Gov. Herbert, the Utah Technology Council, and Pluralsight have joined forces to bring an ‘Hour of Code’ to Utah. This is a nationwide initiative organized by nonprofit Code.org and designed to encourage students of all ages to devote an hour to computer science education.

Gov. Herbert, who has made STEM and computer science a cornerstone of his education policy, along with Pluralsight would like to demonstrate a statewide commitment to helping Utah’s youth prepare for high-demand STEM jobs and to show students that anyone can learn to code. Along with pro-business policies, the governor's emphasis on education is aimed at helping Utah's economy build on its elite economic status.

Code.org is a public 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and minorities.