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Mat Wisner is not a software engineer, but he’s hoping more young people will be. Wisner, a Tahuya native who graduated from North Mason High School in 2001, is the man behind Amazon’s new program geared toward getting kids interested in computer science at any age, starting as early as kindergarten and up to the summer after college. “A younger child usually only has two or three jobs in mind, and it’s usually a doctor because it’s what they see,” he says. “If you want to make a systemic difference, you have to win their hearts and minds before college. Computer science and these jobs need to be marketed better.” Amazon Future Engineer, which the company dubs its “childhood to career initiative,” has four components: a K-8 focus, a high school component, a four-year college scholarship and an internship at Amazon after college.

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