Our people play a critical role throughout all of our programs. For instance, through
TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools), CS engineers from
Microsoft and other companies are serving as volunteer teachers in 70 U.S. high
school classrooms in 12 states to bolster schools’ ability to provide students with
the education they need for 21st century jobs and careers. In just two years, TEALS
has proven to be a successful model for private and public partnerships, bringing
CS education and industry leaders together to unlock new opportunities for current
and future generations of American high school students.
Public policy is also key to solving for the CS gap, and to helping countries to
be more competitive in today’s global economy. For example, in the U.S., Microsoft
has advocated for a National Talent Strategy to create long-term improvements in
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education with targeted,
short-term, high-skilled immigration reforms.
Microsoft wants every student to have the opportunity to thrive. With our programs
and partnerships, we will continue to help young people build their knowledge, skills,
and aspirations so they can transition from school into the 21st century job market.