The Marion Regional Career Center has been chosen as an Amazon Future Engineer school as part of a program to improve computer science education access in underrepresented communities. Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) and New York-based Edhesive are partnering on the project to sponsor teachers and administrators to bring computer science to their schools.
The program will provide the Marion Regional Career Center with lessons, tutorials, digital curriculum for students, professional teacher development and live online support, all funded by Amazon.
“We have future computer scientist, engineers, and inventors in our classrooms across the district, I am proud that we have resources such as this to provide our students with the learning opportunities that they need to achieve their goals,” said Dr. Travis Hueston, Department Chair and Instructor of Cyber Security and Information Technology at MRCC. “We are excited to continue our growing partnership with Amazon and for them to see our students in action. Our students’ excitement for computer science is what drives me to continue to expand our programs, courses, and extracurricular activities.”
MRCC courses are available to all students in Grant County.