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Thursday, December, 18, 2014Verizon Awards Alaska School District Grant for 3D Printing program

Thanks to a grant from Verizon, an Alaska school district is going to launch a new 3D printing program.According to an article from Alaska Business Monthly, the Northwest Arctic Borough School District has been awarded a $20,000 Verizon Innovate Learning Grant, which will be used for “its Arctic Careers in 3D Printing program, which will incorporate 3D printing technology and curriculum in the STEM labs of its 11 schools that serve more than 500 high school students.”“We’re tremendously thankful to receive this grant. 3D printing has the power to transform life in Arctic villages and improve the lives of our students and...

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Wednesday, December, 17, 2014Twin Cities Tech Group Aims to Train Software Engineers in 18 Weeks

A Twin Cities tech company is launching a school to train software engineers to fill the growing demand for high tech workers in Minnesota.Prime Digital Academy is an 18-week program that will teach the basics of coding and software development. School administrators hope to graduate 200 graduates a year from the program.Below is an excerpt from a NPR News article on this development:"The goal is not to give them everything they need to know for a career of work," said Mark Hurlburt, who is leaving his position at The Nerdery, a local technology consulting firm, to lead Prime Digital Academy. "Our job is to try to get...

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