Amazon announced on Tuesday that it was expanding its Future Engineer computer program to India. Through the program, for which Amazon partners with players such as Code.org, Amazon aims to provide computer education to underserved and underrepresented children and young adults.
The company said it will offer several educational resources, scholarships, internships and mentors to teach computer science – and the fields it encompasses, including robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning – to students in India. India is the fifth market where the company is launching the Future Engineer program.
Amazon said it would offer these opportunities, which are also available in Hindi and other regional languages in the country, to more than 100,000 students in India at more than 900 public schools in seven Indian states within a year.
TechCrunch announced in December that the company plans to launch the program in the world’s second largest internet marketplace.
The American e-commerce giant, which has invested more than $ 6.5 billion in India so far, has been exploring the educational space in the country for the past few years. Two years ago, she launched JEE Ready, an app to help students preparing to enter India’s prestigious institutes of technology. JEE Ready, which has since been renamed Amazon Academy, offers free online courses and analyzes student performance in mock tests.
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