Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has joined FECHAC, FUNAX, community and government leaders to announce expansion of the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools program to four high schools in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and 252 U.S. high schools across six net new cities and expanded reach in 12 cities. “The TEALS expansion to Mexico marks an important step in our efforts to make computer science education accessible to high school students in the region, increasing the likelihood that they’ll continue to study technology and land meaningful, in-demand jobs that offer higher pay and career longevity,” said Omar Saucedo, Microsoft TechSpark regional manager based in Ciudad Juarez. “In collaboration with our partners across the border, we will help students, teachers, volunteers and communities play an important role in and benefit from our growing digital economy.”
“Our mission is to democratize technological education,” said Lennys Sánchez, FUNAX director. “TEALS represents a key strategy to achieve our goals in Juarez.”
Microsoft’s raciel equity and justice efforts were previously announced in June 2020 across 18 U.S. metropolitan areas with high populations of Black and African American students will offer computer science education through TEALS at 252 high schools.