Eight additional governors join computer science workforce program

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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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Careers & Elected Officials, Education & STEM, Governor, Governors’ Partnership for K-12 Computer Science, K-12, Management & Workforce, State & Local News
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