The computing industry is a very wide and confusing one. I think first you need to decide which computing pathway you would like to go down, whether its hardware or software, developer, user. I would totally agree with nospam with regards to finding a job (even if its part time/summer work) where you can receive some 'on the job training'. You can learn a vast amount from first hand experience. Going to school/college/university doesn't necessarily mean you'll get a job in computing, no does just working in a shop, its about a combination.
Its worth looking at a part time job and what your local school/college/university has to offer with regards to computer courses.
Hope that helps!
Edited by FireKracker, 17 December 2008 - 11:31 AM.