$20,000 scholarship fund will be distributed to
100 Colorado students to jumpstart their future in tech
DENVER (Nov. 15, 2017) – As the technology sector continues to evolve, many companies are having difficulty finding qualified workers to fill in-demand, high-tech jobs. Expanding immediate access to computer science training is a statewide imperative to help continue to build our tech talent pool and fill critical job openings. Colorado Technology Association (CTA), Colorado Succeeds and Silicon STEM Academy have partnered on a $20,000 scholarship fund for 100 Colorado students statewide to jumpstart their future in tech through online coding classes.
“We know that students who learn computer science in high school are six times more likely to major in it, yet most Colorado schools do not offer computer science courses,” said Colorado Technology Foundation Executive Director Kelly Underell. “Colorado Technology Association and the Foundation are dedicated to elevating our state’s tech talent pipeline. This scholarship program is just one solution of a multi-pronged approach to increase computer science education in our state.”