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Google to Provide Free Coding Education to Women and Minorities

Google to Provide Free Coding Education to Women and Minorities

Google has started a new initative to promote coding among young women and minorities. The tech giant will pay for three months of continuing education for women and minorities in the tech industry. 

According to EducationNews.org, only 17 percent of Google's tech employees are women, 1 percent are African-American and two percent are Hispanic. Google will partner with Code School, where 1,000 people will get free accounts from Google. The free education offer is part of Google's $50 million Made with Code initiative, said Google X Vice President Megan Smith. 

"Together, our goal is to invest in women and minorities so they can continue developing their technical skill sets," said Code School CEO Gregg Pollack. 

"We shouldn't feel guilty about our biases, we should wake up and do something about them," added Smith. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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