Pluralsight One Commits $10 million to Support K-12 Computer Science

Company Joins Internet Association Members and Other Businesses, Individuals Who Are Committing More Than $300 Million toward K-12 Computer Science Education Programs

SILICON SLOPES, Utah, Sept. 26, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —   Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced through its newly formed Pluralsight One social impact initiative, a $10 million commitment over the next five years to support K-12 computer science education in the United States. Pluralsight One's commitment is part of today's announcement by the Internet Association to provide more than $300 million in support of K-12 computer science programs.

Pluralsight

This initiative is designed to expand opportunities in computer science and work toward a future where every child has the chance to learn these important skills. According to Code.org, there are more than 500,000 open computing jobs in sectors as diverse as agriculture and banking today, but only 50,000 computer science graduates each year. Also according to Code.org, less than half of schools in the U.S. offer computer science courses, yet 90 percent of parents want them in their schools.

"My father taught me to code when I was eight years old, and I believe every child should have that same opportunity. Educating our youth is one of the most important actions we can take as a nation," said Aaron Skonnard, co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. "Pluralsight One is proud to help support K-12 computer science education across America and we applaud the leadership of the Internet Association to build computer science into the fabric of our education system nationally."

Pluralsight announced Pluralsight One on September 21, 2017. As one of its first steps to developing its social impact program, Pluralsight One is conducting a significant needs assessment of the nonprofit sector using Directed Discovery, the product development framework pioneered by Pluralsight's Chief Experience Officer, Nate Walkingshaw.

The data and insight gathered throughout the Directed Discovery process will empower Pluralsight One to better design a robust offering in response to the complex needs of the social sector. Pluralsight One plans to work closely with organizations, including Code.org, International Rescue Committee, NetHope, Samasource, STEM Action Center, TechSoup, and other global nonprofits to co-create programs that will have high impact and deep relevance. Pluralsight is also asking nonprofit organizations to share their insights and needs at www.pluralsight.com/one#get-involved.

To learn more about Pluralsight One, visit pluralsightone.org.

About Pluralsight

Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight provides members with on-demand access to a digital ecosystem of learning tools, including adaptive skill tests, directed learning paths, expert-authored courses, interactive labs, and live mentoring. For more information, visit pluralsight.com.

Media Contacts

Pluralsight PR
DJ Anderson
VP, Communications
dj@pluralsight.com

for Pluralsight:
Victor White
victor@methodcommunications.com

 

View original content with multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pluralsight-one-commits-10-million-to-support-k-12-computer-science-300525651.html

SOURCE Pluralsight

Contact:
Pluralsight
Web: http://www.pluralsight.com




Review Article Be the first to review this article

Featured Video
Editorial
Latest Blog Posts
Sanjay GangalMCADCafe Lens
by Sanjay Gangal
NVIDIA GTC October 2020 Keynote
Jobs
Service Software Expert-CATIA & CAA for Dassault Systemes at Shanghai, China
Product Design Engineer - Softgoods for Apple Inc at Cupertino, California
Detailing/ PM Manager for Commercial Metals Company at Dallas, Texas
Director, Industrial Machinery Solutions- SISW PLM for Siemens AG at Livonia, Michigan
Design Engineer - Tilt Up and Bracing for Commercial Metals Company at Dallas, Texas
Upcoming Events
PLM Road Map & PDT Spring 2021 at 3909 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor MI - May 19 - 20, 2021
TCT ASIA 2021 at National Exhibition and Convention Centre(NECC) Shanghai China - May 26 - 28, 2021
RAPID + TCT at McCormick Place Chicago IL - Sep 13 - 15, 2021
WESTEC Online at Online CA - Sep 21 - 23, 2021
Kenesto: 30 day trial
MasterCAM



© 2021 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise