Mississippians are full of promise and creativity. But how can we turn our strengths into the economy of the future without the basic knowledge, skills, and technology resources the future will demand? The answer is: we can’t. That’s why we started the Tech Movement.
of STEM graduates are in
of new STEM jobs.
more likely to major in Computer Science
if you study it in high school.
Yet, MS only just instituted CS standards for K-12 next year.
unfilled jobs in
Only 7% of high schools teach AP Computer Science. Let's fix this: We're using technology to make Mississippi
C Spire and Microsoft Philanthropies' TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) program are teaming up on efforts aimed at improving and accelerating teacher skills, professional development and high school classroom instruction in computer science in Mississippi.
One way we're helping bridge the coding gap inside our schools is with the Base Camp Coding Academy. It's a non-profit program focused on helping under-advantaged youth launch careers in computer science.
To help inspire more high school students to pursue computer science. We've created an entire regional coding competetion called C3.
high schools across Mississippi have participated so far.
of students attending C3 say they’re now considering a career in IT or coding.
Including the prestigious C Spire Nokia Bell-Labs Fellowship, an opportunity for Ole Miss and MSU students to study at Bell-Labs, the Mecca of scientific discovery during the past 90 years.
Fast Internet is the foundation for technology inside your home or office. So we're massively expanding access across the state.
Smart cities. Internet of Things. 5G. We’re bringing the most exciting technologies to our region to make sure you stay ahead of the curve.