Amazon Future Engineer Programme launched in India
E-commerce giant, Amazon India, announced the launch of “Amazon Future Engineer” on September 27, 2021 in India. Amazon Future is its global computer science education programme.
- As per company, Amazon future programme will enable access to quality computer science education as well as career opportunities for students from underrepresented and underserved communities.
- During the first year of its launch, Amazon aims to enable and deliver learning opportunities to about 1 lakh students from 900 government and aided schools in seven states of India.
Aim of the programme
Amazon Future Engineer programme was launched with the aim of addressing the gap by bringing early exposure and access to computer science education to students by means of in-person, online and blended learning formats.
Who is collaborating with Amazon?
Amazon is working in collaboration with its global knowledge partner Code.org which is a global non-profit organization dedicated to computer science education.
Curriculum of the programme
Considering the local nuances, curriculum has been contextualized for Indian teacher and student community across government school settings. It will offer students with coding fundamentals along with the future-focused tech courses such as Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing (Voice Technology) in Indian languages and Machine Learning.
Who will be covered under it?
Amazon Future Engineer Programme will enable students from underserved communities in India to get, who face disproportionate barriers to education, especially in computer science, right exposure & accessibility to quality computer science education. This programme will bring Computer Science curriculum closer to all students in the languages of their choice.