Coding is dull
Come on, let's admit it.
To a teen (heck, to a forty-something) coding appears to be just about the most boring job since bakeries stopped wanting more folk who could push four dough-balls together so that, when baked, they turned out as four joined rolls (true story).
It might pay well (though it probably won't - not before you die of boredom).
It requires you be in a constant state of learning (that's right ... doing the very thing you've been trying to get out of doing for the vast majority of your schooling)
It is rarely sexy - For every coder working on GTAv - or something similar - there's another 50 working on the latest competitior to MYOB.
And even if you are employed by Rockstar, you're only going to be disappointed when you discover coding for GTAv is just as dull as for Sharepoint Server.
What was the last TV series - or movie - that you saw, about the daily life of lawyers? Or reporters? Or chefs? Or private detectives? Or even politicians?
And was it sexy? Yes it was.
What's the last series you saw about coders? And that just took the p1ss and looked about as sexy as a really bad photo of Allison Golsby.
Even The Matrix - if you slogged through it all the way - revealed the chief coder to be some nerdy old bloke with a bad beard and a dress sense stolen from Dead Steve Jobs.
Leave the poor little things alone - There's little sexier than swinging a hammer and the country needs more tradies. As mentioned above, plenty of lads and lasses available on 451 visas to plug any IT skills gaps; no need to bore the natives to death ;-)