[Updated] Best Buy Expands After-School Tech Program

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Updated 10/25 3:00pm CDT: “Best Buy announced that by 2020 it will prepare 1 million youth per year for tech-reliant jobs through intensified training and career-readiness programs.”

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, AP

“Best Buy is expanding an after-school tech program for underprivileged teens as it hopes to create workers with the skills to serve increasingly savvy shoppers as well as groom future inventors who can help fill its stores with new gadgets.

The Minneapolis-based chain said Wednesday the number of tech centers will grow to 60 from 11 over the next three years. The centers, hosted by nonprofit organizations with strong financial support from Best Buy, let teens explore technology such as robotics and 3-D printing.”

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  • http://tech.mn Jeff Pesek

    Pretty sure, at a high level that BBY has just become Minnesota’s tech leader in reinvestment.

    I wonder if they’re doing it all on their own or using some sort of corporate welfare subsidy?

    There is a big difference…

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