Cognizant, Microsoft and Walmart invest $3 million in tech education

Technology Record | November 21, 2019

Cognizant, Microsoft and Walmart invest $3 million in tech education
The Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Microsoft Philanthropies and Walmart.org are investing US$3 million in CodePath.org to increase inclusion and diversity in computer science through education. According to Microsoft, the funding will deliver an “industry-informed computer science curriculum at 150 college campuses nationwide, and support women and students of colour studying and pursuing careers in technology”.  CodePath.org is a non-profit that works with technology companies and colleges to tailor computer science curricula to meet employer needs at no cost. With the recent investment, the organisation will expand its programmes to over 75 cities across the US and hopes to serve up to 7,000 students by 2021.

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