workshops, talks or webinars

Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

Online Sep 29 11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Price: Free

What skills do students need to prepare for jobs of the future? Join a panel of Amazon Future Engineer Scholars, current student interns, and an award winning STEM educator for a look at an innovative opportunity that’s opening doors to computer science careers.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn what tools and resources are available from Amazon to support students and teachers in discovering the world that computer sciences can offer.
  • Hear three Amazon Future Engineer scholars share their experiences studying computer science and working at Amazon this summer.
  • Listen to each scholar discuss skills that enabled their success (and perhaps ones they had to develop on the job, too.)
  • Meet a teacher selected as an “Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year” and hear the tools they’ve used to engage students with computer science and career exploration.

This is a great webinar to share with your high school students!

The US Bureau for Labor and Statistics projects that employment in computer and information technology occupations will grow 11% in the next ten years, much faster than the average for all other occupations. Workers with experience in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data collection and storage, and information security will be in high demand. And, with a median annual wage of $91,250 (almost $50,000 above the median annual wage for all other occupations), a career in computer science and technology offers a promising economic future for prospective students.

Each year, as part of its Amazon Future Engineer program, Amazon awards 100 high school seniors with a $40,000 college scholarship to study computer science and a guaranteed paid summer internship at Amazon after their first year of study. The financial support and hands-on-experience set students on a path to succeed in engineering jobs at Amazon or elsewhere. So, what skills have enabled their success? Which experiences best prepared them for real careers in the tech sector? What advice do they have for teachers working to equip the next generation? Let’s hear directly from the people who know best - our students.

Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

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