Amazon to fund access to computer science education for more than 2 million U.S. students
March 30, 2023 | Education | No Comments|
Amazon expands the reach of its childhood-to-career computer science education program that provides underserved and underrepresented communities access to STEM education.
Amazon is committed to providing access to computer science education for 2 million students, across almost 8,000 U.S. schools, by the end of the 2022–2023 academic year.
Through Amazon Future Engineer, Amazon aims to inspire millions of students from underserved and historically underrepresented communities to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. The program helps students build skills in computer science and coding, preparing them to obtain jobs that will be in high-demand in the near future.
Nearly all Amazon Future Engineer schools serve a student body with a significant percentage of students from historically underrepresented communities in the technology industry. Further, more than 80% are Title I eligible, indicating a high percentage of the school’s students come from families who need financial assistance.