The opportunities in computer science and robotics for Nashville public school students received a huge boost Wednesday thanks to a new investment by Amazon.
The retail titan announced it is providing money and support to 21 Nashville public schools for robotics and computer science and investing in three other schools to fund computer science courses. Many of the schools serve minority and disadvantaged students.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos expressed excitement over his company bringing resources to Nashville for computer science and robotics during an announcement at Madison Middle School.
"I know that every single one of you has an incredible mind," Bezos told students. "With the right resources you are going to put that mind to use and you are going to invent the future. And it is going to be incredible."
The program is expected to provide a major boost to the district in ensuring students from all backgrounds someday have opportunities to access computer science jobs, which is a growing field nationally.