ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The jobs are there — the people aren’t. Tech savvy jobs that require people to code are becoming increasingly popular, and according to Founder and CEO Michael Palmer those jobs are only going to become more popular.

“Over the next 5 to 10 years, we’re looking at somewhere between 1.5 – 2.2 million tech jobs,” Palmer said.

That’s why he started Code Red. Code Red’s mission is to create a curriculum that teaches computer language and computer coding skills to elementary, middle and high school students.

Listen to Michael Palmer’s full interview on the Charlie Brennan Show below:

Palmer said Code Red computer science lessons can be integrated into existing math and science classes.

“You’re going to use a calculator in algebra class or geometry, so why don’t we have you build your own calculator through computer coding,” Palmer explained. “It’s a way of enhancing what you are already learning.”

Code Red is in Ladue and Parkway Schools, and downtown-based Contegix just donated $10,000 to help get it into the St. Louis Public Schools.

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