Raimondo to Highlight Computer Science Program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo, joined by Chief Innovation Officer

Richard Culatta and local education leaders, will visit the Bootstrap

http://www.bootstrapworld.org/

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 will speak 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

http://www.cs4ri.org/

will help equip every Rhode Island student with the skills they need to compete

for tomorrow’s jobs.»

In addition to the Bootstrap Summer Camp, 100 ACE students earned college credits

this past school year for successful completion of a Computer Science Concepts (CSC101)

course, developed in collaboration with the University of Rhode Island.

In March, Raimondo launched the CS4RI program, the state’s first comprehensive computer

science education initiative. The effort, in partnership with Microsoft TEALS,

Bootstrap,

Code.org, colleges and universities across Rhode Island, and others, seeks to help

every public school in Rhode Island teach computer science classes by December 2017.