TEALS applications open for the 2015-16 school year

| MSNE Staff

Microsoft New England Developer Eric Jewart teaching at Cambridge Rindge and Latin as part of the TEALS program.

The U.S. is facing a shortage of computer science (CS) graduates. By 2018, there will be 1.5 million CS-related jobs available in the U.S. and only 29% of college graduates to fill them; that means approximately 80,000 jobs requiring a CS degree go unfilled by domestic candidates each and every year.

TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools), a volunteer network of high technology professionals, aims to help solve this deficit by helping schools grow a sustainable computer science program. In Massachusetts last year, TEALS worked with high schools in Billerica, Boston, Cambridge, Medford, Revere, and Watertown.

The application process is now open for high schools that want to partner with TEALS for the 2015-16 school year. The deadline for all applications is January 26, 2015. Click here for more information.

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