Why is programming important?
Programming is important in our life to boost and increase the power of computing as well as the internet. Programming is important for speeding up the input and output processes in a machine. Programming is important to automate, collect, manage, calculate, analyze the processing of data and information accurately.
Design technology, or D.T., on the other hand, is the study, design, development, application, implementation, support and management of computer and non-computer based technologies for the express purpose of communicating product design intent and constructability.
These two skills are invaluable because even in this crisis of COVID 19 the solutions in trying to reduce the spread and continuation of business in mainly dependant on these skills. For programming its all about coming up with better solutions to complex problems in the development of algorithms that’ll generally make life easier. Which is what is truly necessary in this time.
Technology design as well is paramount because in the wake of less and less human interaction in society that the world has seen, there is greater need of machines, computers and all forms of technology to do the work that would be either riskier for humans or would take less time and in turn saving money if a machine is used instead.
This is the wake of 4ir and 5ir and the demand for solutions is not slowing down, it never has even from the dawn of the earth and these two skills will continue in demand as long as there will be a need for solutions.
How these skills can be acquired
These invaluable skills require the following commitments to acquire
- Dedicate time to reading around.
- Identify your favourite tech-related media outlets.
- Analyse what you consume.
- Start building your skillset
- Experiment, experiment, experiment.
The following resources could be helpful in programming:
Applied and job-related learning
- branding and graphic design
- construction and building services
- motor vehicle – technology and repair
There is a range of apprenticeships that link to an interest in design technology, including:
- junior product designer
- service technician
- civil engineering technician
- design and draughting technician
- engineering model maker