Dunbar High School Selected to be an Amazon Future Engineer School

Dunbar High School Selected to be an Amazon Future Engineer School
Posted on 02/06/2019
Dunbar High School Selected to be an Amazon Future Engineer School

Dunbar High School (a known Microsoft, Adobe, CompTIA and Aruba Network partner school) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as an Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) school - a partnership between Amazon and Edhesive to improve access to computer science education in communities currently underrepresented in the technology field.

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer-science-related jobs available and only 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills to apply for those jobs. Many students eager to fill that gap and obtain a high paying job in technology do not have access to computer science in their high schools. Often schools want to offer these courses to their students but do not have access to curriculum and/or teacher support materials.

Amazon and Edhesive are partnering to address this gap by sponsoring teachers and administrators who demonstrate this need and are committed to bringing computer science to their school with access to content such as Introduction to Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, or AP Computer Science A courses. This content also includes access to support forums for both students and educators new to learning or teaching computer science. You can learn more at Amazon Future Engineer, including how students can access college scholarships and internships at Amazon.

“Adding Amazon as another contributing partner to our ever growing technology programs allows us to add additional credibility to our Academy for Game Design and Programming Excellence”, said Carl C. Burnside, Principal of Dunbar High School. “This partnership will enhance greatly our AP Computer science courses lead by teacher, Mr. Stephen Funderburk.”

“Connecting students to another industry giant like Amazon, enable our student to see relevance to the career choices they will be making”, said Denise Spence, IT Programs Manager for Dunbar High School.