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Eight additional governors join computer science workforce program

The Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science now has 16 participants.

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North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum is one of eight new members of the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science program. (North Dakota National Guard)

Eight additional governors have committed to an education initiative designed to seed the technology workforce, including Virginia's recently inaugurated governor, Ralph Northam.

Called the Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, the total membership is now 16 governors. The program gains new members as technology plays a more dominant role in society and the workforce — there are now more than 500,000 openings for jobs in computing, according to Code.org.

The new governors in the group include: 

  • Doug Burgum, North Dakota
  • Eric Holcomb, Indiana
  • Kay Ivey, Alabama
  • Matt Mead, Wyoming
  • Steve Bullock, Montana
  • David Ige, Hawaii
  • Ralph Northam, Virginia
  • Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania

Existing members include:

  • Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas
  • Doug Ducey, Arizona,
  • Butch Otter, Idaho
  • Kim Reynolds, Iowa
  • Larry Hogan, Maryland
  • Brian Sandoval, Nevada
  • Jay Inslee, Washington
  • Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island

For more on the program and what its members hope to achieve, get the full scoop from EdScoop's Emily Tate.

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