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Virginia college promise 31,000 new tech grads as part of new Amazon deal

Written by on December 6, 2019

November 17th, 2019

Virginia college promise 31,000 new tech grads as part of new Amazon deal

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Amazon offers a program with the State of Virginia, which funded 11 universities $16.6 million in operating funds. In exchange for granting 31,000 degrees in the technology field, William and Mary, Old Dominion University, Christopher Newport University and Norfolk state University are getting cash through the state’s tech talent investment program. The program is designed to reinforce their software engineering programs. Its reported that more than 400 alumni of Virginia’s universities work at Amazon. By 2039, 850 new jobs will be created by Amazon in exchange for $750 million in grants.