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By KEI-SYGH THOMAS, TapInto
As early as next year, more than half of all jobs will require technical skills. Yet, a majority of students still do not learn to code in or even outside of school. Panasonic Foundation and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HFF) have partnered to launch the National Code as a Second Language (CSL) institute in Newark as an effort to shrink the STEM accessibility gap. The six to eight-week coding course will also launch in three other cities across the country: Reno, Nevada; Atlanta, Georgia; and Calexico, California. “This initiative with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, Panasonic and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Newark-Ironbound will afford our students access to the very best in education so that they will become global citizens to meet the growing demand of computer science careers,” Superintendent of Newark Public Schools Roger León said in a statement.