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Amgen Contributes to Computer Mentors

Biotech giant, Amgen, through the Amgen Foundation, has made a large donation to Computer Mentors, a local “Digital Divide” non-profit organization.

Amgen Tampa Office

Computer Mentors will use the funds to support its two primary programs, KidsCode and TEENtech. KidsCode, CM’s largest program in terms of number of clients, is a program specifically designed to teach computer coding to children aged 10 to 13 years old. This year 553 have enrolled in the program, attempting to earn at least a Computer Science I certificate. Additionally, Computer Mentors also host a program called TEENtech High School Program. Students in TEENtech, in addition to earning industry standard certifications, and college credits, by earning a Microsoft Technology Associates Certification. TEENtech is the longest running program at Computer Mentors and has existed in some form throughout the organizations 22-year history.

Amgen is involved in our local community and with Computer Mentors as more than just a financial partner. Derrick Thomas, Information Security Engineer with Amgen, also recently joined the Board of Directors for Computer Mentors and is an (ISC)2 Chapter Advisory Committee Member.