Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear. I’m Fred Fishkin. A program called Amazon Future Engineer is aiming to make a big difference in the education of thousands of young people. What Amazon is doing is investing fifty million dollars…funding introductory and advanced placement computer science courses at more than one thousand high schools across the country…many of them in underprivileged areas. Beyond that the program will support computer science access for many students in younger grades. Amazon’s Allison Flicker…
“We’re starting with kids all the way in kindergarten and are actually sticking with kids as they go into college and enter into getting different internships throughout their college careers.”
Of course, Amazon hopes that one day, some of those future engineers will become employees. There is more information, including for schools and teachers, at www.amazonfutureengineer.com.
You can find us at Techstination.com. I’m Fred Fishkin.
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