High School Opens to Train City’s Future Software Engineers

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 25, 2012

“The students who walk our halls represent the next generation of young people who dare to dream that anything is possible through software, design, technology, and the human spirit.” – AFSE

Right in the heart of New York Cities tech center, Union Square, a new school will be opening for future tech engineers. The Academy for Software Engineering will be opening next fall with its first class of 108. All of the slots were filled with over 800 applications for it’s first year. The school will be adding a grade level each year until it has grades 9-12 with 450 students.

This announcement comes at the same time as plans were finalized for The Center for Urban Science and Progress and the Applied Sciences campus announced earlier this year. AFSE will cater to a young generation but with the hopes of continuing to strengthen the tech talent that is produced in New York City.

For the students this will not only provide a great education in the tech space but will surely align them to be hired and recruited by the fast growing tech scene in New York. Companies like Foursquare, ZocDoc, Guilt Groupe and many more are surely excited to have first access to some of these future engineers and developers.

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