Amazon’s new goal: Teach 10 million kids a year to code

Source: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/11/18/amazons-goal-teach-kids-to-code/

Amazon wants to get more kids thinking about becoming computer engineers.

The company launched a program earlier this month that aims to teach more than 10 million students a year how to code. Amazon said it will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives to benefit kids and young adults from low-income families who might not have learned to code otherwise. It hopes the programs spur more black, Hispanic and female students to study computer science.

Amazon declined to put a price tag on the program, called Amazon Future Engineer, but said it will take up a big chunk of the $50 million that it committed to spend on computer science education last year.



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