NYC: All Hands on Tech?
According to The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of New York college students pursuing careers in the tech and information sector is growing:
Interest in a geek-chic education is already on the rise ahead of the opening of the [Applied Sciences] campus, a $2 billion project announced this week and backed by Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The number of declared undergraduate computer science majors at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science jumped 12% this year over last year; at New York University, the number rose 10%. Queens College and Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., also reported jumps in the number of computer science majors. At the same time, the number of students enrolled in computer science classes has surged between 30% and 50%, professors said.
NYCEDC has already encouraged tech entrepreneurs by providing affordable workspace, competitions for app developers, and, of course, a unique higher education opportunity called Applied Sciences NYC, which was recently awarded to Cornell and The Technion.
We're thrilled to help continue New York City's culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and success. Stay tuned to NYCEDC's social media channels and website for more updates on the trends that are driving the City's economy.