In 2017, as part of its NextUp initiative to engage teens in technology careers, CompTIA partnered with FUSE to bring FUSE Studios to 23 high schools and high schools. This year, with additional funds and the support of CompTIA and its technology charity, Creating IT Futures, another 10 schools can receive grants from FUSE Studio.
"NextUp aims to inspire teens to learn about technology careers through interactive projects driven by student interest," said Charles Eaton, executive vice president of social innovation at CompTIA. "We are offering teenagers a diverse set of entry points to learn about technology, and FUSE adapts perfectly to that reach, as it allows children to choose what they want to learn."
FUSE is a STEAM education program (STEM plus Arts) that facilitates the exploration and learning of students through practical challenges and driven by interests inspired by STEM and real-world design practices. At FUSE, students work in a study-like environment, learning by doing and developing 21st century skills, such as problem solving, persistence and communication.
More than 140 schools across the country that reach more than 10,000 students each year have FUSE Studios. In 2017, CompTIA's funding of an additional 23 with FUSE Studios extended STEAM's education to more than 3,000 students.
"Creating IT Futures continues to be an exemplary partner for FUSE." In our partnership, we are not only working together to bring the FUSE experience to more deserving young people in schools across the country, but we are also providing an image of a new way for universities and industry to work together, "said Reed Stevens, founder and director of FUSE, as well as professor of learning sciences at Northwestern University.
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