A Commitment to Computer Science for Kids

CSR, Education, Partners Computer Science for Kids

Intuit is committed to giving all students the opportunity to have computer science education in their schools.  We are proudly making a pledge with the Internet Association and others to help to close the skills gap for computing jobs in today’s economy by expanding K-12 computer science education opportunities.

Spread over the next five years, this investment is designed to expand the computer science education pipeline and close the skills gap for computing jobs in today’s economy. According to Code.org, there are more than 500,000 open computing jobs in sectors as diverse as agriculture and banking today, but only 50,000 computer science graduates each year. Less than half of schools in the U.S. offer computer science courses, yet 90 percent of parents want them in their schools.

For more information about the program, read the press release here.

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