- Amazon will reportedly launch its computer science education program in India soon.
- Amazon had hinted at launching Amazon Future Engineer Program in India in a job recruitment post.
- The program had served 550,000 students in the United States.
Amazon will reportedly launch its computer science education program in India soon. The e-commerce company had launched its Future Engineer program in the US and now that program could be launched for the Indian students, as per reports. The program had served 550,000 students in the United States.
As per TechCrunch, Amazon had hinted at launching Amazon Future Engineer Program in India in a job recruitment post. The company had said that the process to bring computer science education to India is currently "Underway". "The Corporate Social Responsibility team in Amazon India is seeking a passionate, impact-focused individual to support on launching Amazon Future Engineer in India. This is a full-Time contract position for a minimum period of 12 months," the job posting had read.
Explaining the Amazon Future Engineer Program, the company said, "Amazon Future Engineer (www.amazonfutureengineer.com) is childhood to career program aimed at enabling underserved and under privileged communities to have access to high quality computer science education. 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. We are looking for a leader to support launching and managing the Amazon Future Engineer program in India. This role is currently a contract position with a 12-month term."
Amazon mentioned in its blog that the research for Amazon Future Engineer in India is currently underway.
For the unversed, Amazon had launched the Future Engineer Program in the United States. The company had trained more than 550,000 students. "Amazon Future Engineer more than doubled its reach, adding more than 3,000 schools to its program, and serving more than 5,000 schools and 550,000 students in need with computer science coursework across the US," Amazon said in a statement.
The Amazon Future Engineer Program is offered for people of different age groups in the United States. As per the FAQ page, students, teachers, school administrators, and parents/guardians can apply to different stages of the Amazon Future Engineer program. The company has invested $50 million and donated more than $20 million to organizations that promote computer science/STEM education across the country.
"Amazon is committed to helping more students, especially students from underrepresented and underserved communities, have the resources and skills they need to build their best futures. Amazon is known for its long-term thinking style and we know that coding is the language of the future. Additionally, STEM education and computer science are ingrained into the work many Amazon employees rely on day in and day out," Amazon said.