Coding and scripting uses the the higher level thinking skills associated with problem-solving and creativity. Regardless of the career path that students will take in the future, learning the language of computers will be a huge leg up as students transition to the work force. In the Education Technology field, these skills are vital, in high demand, and sometimes hard to come by. There are numerous projections that many software engineering jobs will go unfilled due to lack of skilled workers in the next few years.
Student Success in Any Path, College or Career, Involves Letting Students Take Responsibility
Computers, tablets, and smartphones are part of (students) daily lives since birth, and technology will likely play a prominent role in their future regardless of their chosen career path. And that will make a knowledge of coding even more important.