Governor Raimondo highlights Computer Science Program

Raimondo Highlights Computer Science Program


Photo caption: Raimondo and Culatta watch as one student demonstrates her coding skills. The same student won a
free laptop donated by partner Joe Devine of Bridge Talent in a raffle contest. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Chief Innovation Officer Richard Culatta and local education leaders, Tuesday visited the Bootstrap Summer Camp at the Academy for Career Exploration (ACE) in Providence. According to the state Department of Labor and Training, by 2022, there will be more than 4,000 openings in computer and math jobs in Rhode Island. Raimondo spoke with students about how skills like coding will help them in the future.

"In the next six years, Rhode Island businesses will create thousands of computer and math jobs," Raimondo said. "Programs like ACE's Bootstrap Summer Camp teach our kids important computer science skills that will allow them to design their own futures. CS4RI will help equip every Rhode Island student with the skills they need to compete for tomorrow's jobs." 

See below for photos from the event. More photos are available on the Governor's Flickr page.
 
(release from Governor's Office) 

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