TechNet Welcomes Computer Science Education Resources in Governor’s Budget
Sacramento, CA — TechNet Executive Director for California and the Southwest Courtney Jensen issued the following statement today regarding Governor Gavin Newsom's 2020-2021 budget proposal, which includes critical resources for computer science education:
“We applaud Governor Newsom for continuing to invest in computer science education in his proposed budget, as equitable access to these courses is a top priority for the tech industry. These investments will ensure that teachers have access to training, resources, professional development, and best practices so that all California students can access computer science education to prepare them for the modern workforce.
“There are over 75,000 open computing jobs in California but less than 4,100 qualified graduates to fill them. We look forward to continuing to work with Governor Newsom on this critical issue and will continue to support computer science initiatives that help prepare our students to be successful in the global economy.”
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