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Launching "Operation Reboot" to transform unemployed IT workers into high school computing teachers

by Mark Guzdial last modified 2009-09-21 15:24

Georgia Tech to Transform Unemployed Technology Workers into High School Computing Teachers

Georgia Tech to Transform Unemployed Technology Workers into High School Computing Teachers

College of Computing Receives $2.5 Million for Operation Reboot

ATLANTA (September 17, 2009)— In today's economy, unemployment rates have spiked and out-of-work professionals are forced to either join the thousands looking for jobs or seek new career paths.  Through a recent $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Broadening Participation in Computing program, the Georgia Tech College of Computing will mitigate the stress of joblessness for unemployed information technology (IT) professionals over the next three years. Operation Reboot, as the project is aptly titled, will transform an initial set of 30 IT workers in Georgia into high school computing teachers. The initiative began September 1.

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