Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the social networking giant, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) on Wednesday visited students of the Sequoia High School in Redwood City, to tell them about importance of the technology in our lives today and in the future. Mark visited the California-based school along with his CIO, Tim Campos.
Along with so many exciting talks, Campos gave a talk about Facebook’s plan to fund a mobile application app development class at the high school. This class will help students understand the technologies that go behind building an app, and how they can build amazing apps and the one that are used on a daily basis.
“Look at what is going [on] around you,” Campos said. “Technology is changing everything in terms of how the world is working. It’s an incredible opportunity to be a part of it.”
When asked about what importance of technology in education, Mark said that throughout the entire world, tech sectors has the most paying jobs. Mark said, “If you look at history, the world evolves, and the jobs that people have evolved, and even some basic things like how you watch TV … and the nature of cars [evolve],”
“Technology is playing a bigger and bigger role in all of these things, so the reality is if you want to have a better chance of getting a job … and if you want to get a job that pays more,” Zuckerberg continued, “then being proficient in technology and knowing some basic things about how to use computers and use basic programming … is going to be critical to having a lot of options and doing what you want in the future.”
The CEO is currently supporting a lot of projects, one of them is the Internet.org, dedicated to providing free Internet access in remote and areas with less or no Internet.