Amazon’s new goal is to teach 10 million kids a year to code

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

The company launched a program Thursday that aims to teach more than ten million students a year how to code. Amazon will pay for summer camps, teacher training and other initiatives that it says will benefit low-income kids and young adults who might not have learned to code otherwise. Amazon declined to put a price tag on the program, called Amazon Future Engineer.



Other companies have also committed cash toward bringing coding to schools, which could ultimately benefit the companies. There’s a shortage of computer engineers, and teaching students to code when they’re young will ensure a pipeline of future talent to hire. Amazon says it hopes some of the students who go through the program will work for the company.


Reference:

https://www.thestar.com/business/technology/2018/11/01/amazons-new-goal-is-to-teach-10-million-kids-a-year-to-code.html

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