Frequently Asked Questions

Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career program aimed at inspiring and educating students from underrepresented and underserved communities to discover computer science and coding.

Elementary School: Amazon sponsors coding workshops and professional development for elementary school teachers organized by Canada Learning Code. Amazon also provides grants for robotics teams at underserved schools through our partnership with FIRST Robotics Canada. We are focused on making sure more students from underrepresented and underserved communities give computer science a try, because research shows that early exposure to computer science leads to longer-term studies in the field.

Middle and High School: Amazon sponsors Kids Code Jeunesse’s programs to support students and teachers from underrepresented and underserved communities across the country, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and coding education. We are also collaborating with TakingITGlobal’s Connected North program to develop and amplify coding and digital skills initiatives for Indigenous youth in Canada’s most remote communities.

Amazon is committed to helping more students, especially those from underrepresented and underserved communities, develop and learn computer science skills so they have equal opportunities in the future. Studies have shown inspiring young children in STEM and computer science motivates them to stay interested long-term – through high school, postsecondary studies, and beyond.

By giving students and teachers the chance to access computer science skills training, we believe Amazon Future Engineer can help close the computer science skills gap.

Amazon Future Engineer supports a variety of programs for elementary, middle and high school students and teachers. Browse the Programs section to discover which one meets your objectives.

Amazon is committed to making a difference in the world by leveraging our scale for good and using our ability to innovate quickly to strengthen communities. Our company culture is built around solving “impossible” problems, which is why we prefer to take a different, more hands-on approach, working side-by-side with community partners, to find solutions to pressing problems. We focus on three priority areas: helping children get their basic human needs – like food and shelter – met through “right now needs” initiatives, mobilizing our technology and worldwide logistics network to aid disaster relief efforts in communities around the globe, and building a pathway for underrepresented students to pursue jobs of the future by increasing access to quality computer science education. Amazon Future Engineer is our signature program designed to inspire and excite students through access to quality computer science education.

The Amazon Future Engineer program launched in the US in 2018, before expanding to the United Kingdom. The program launched in Canada January 2021. Program offerings vary between countries to reflect the unique culture, needs, and partners of each region.