The program is meant to enable computer science education for students from underrepresented and underserved communities.
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“Amazon Future Engineer is a four-part, childhood-to-career program aimed at inspiring and educating hundreds of thousands of students from underrepresented and underserved communities each year to try computer science and coding,” explains the program’s FAQ page.
“Globally, we support young students with lessons and coding camps, high school students with full CS courses, and post-high school with scholarships and internships,” Amazon said in the job posting.
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The program is currently active in the United States. According to a recent press release, Amazon Future Engineer has more than doubled its reach this year, adding more than 3,000 schools to the program. It now serves over 5,000 schools and 5,50,000 students across the US.
According to the job posting, the tech giant is aiming to get Amazon Future Engineer programs launched in 2021.