New Project Helps CMSD Students Embrace Computer Science Careers
The National Science Foundation awarded CSU a $2 million grant which will fund The Cleveland Tech and Talent Pipeline project to create supportive pathways for high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) into computer science and information technology careers and ultimately boost diversity in the field.
“We are extremely excited to continue the work of ensuring that CMSD students have opportunities and access to computer science education and careers,” said Debbie Jackson, Ed.D., chair of CSU’s department of Teacher Education and project lead.
“There are currently 32 CMSD teachers who have been trained to teach high school computer science courses. The next step is to develop a program for CMSD students that includes internship and summer opportunities, as well as mentoring and support from 9th grade through college and career.”
“We welcome CSU’s creation of a pipeline that leads our graduates to futures in computer science and IT,” CMSD Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon said. “A primary goal of The Cleveland Plan, our blueprint for education reform, is to prepare students for college and careers that are in demand. That includes providing real-world experience like internships and connecting them to mentors in the field.”
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