Faculty have commented that many, if not most, of their students have no access to computers outside of the classroom. I wonder how true that is. I am sure that a significant number may not have access from home, but I am also confident that all have access to one while at college. The other complaint is that many students do not know how to use a computer.
In response to the first issue, if students do not have computers at home, then I think we could argue that they need to make time at the college to get on a computer to access materials and practice.
This leads to the second issue. Any students who want to be successful both as a student, and to a lesser degree, in the workplace (perhaps a forestry worker may not need to access the WWW so often), need to develop their computer skills.
Who will teach them? We have computer courses, and computer teachers. If students plan to go on to a core program, then there is no doubt that they will need to develop their skills.