VOA慢速英语(翻译+字幕+讲解):亚马逊理念:学编程 从孩子抓起
日期:2018-11-04 21:42

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Amazon wants to get more young people to consider becoming computer engineers.

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The American technology company this week launched a program that aims to teach more than 10 million students a year how to code.

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Amazon says it will pay for summer camps and other costs for young people from low-income families. It also will offer teacher training at low-income schools.

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The program is called Amazon Future Engineer.

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Amazon hopes the programs will help bring more African-American, Hispanic and female students to the field of computer science.

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Other technology companies, including Microsoft and Facebook, also have programs that bring coding to schools. There is a shortage of computer engineers. Teaching more students how to code will help strengthen the industry.

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Jeff Wilke is Amazon's head of Worldwide Consumer. He said he hopes some of the students in the Amazon Future Engineer program will one day work for the company, especially in the development of voice assistant and drone technology.

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Wilke said, We're pretty confident that knowing how to code will be as important as knowing how to read for the jobs of the future.

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Amazon Future Engineer will provide summer camps and after-school programs for students from kindergarten through 8th grade. The programs will take place in Amazon offices around the country. Volunteer workers will lead the programs. Online classes, lessons and games will be offered by Code.org and Coding with Kids.

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Amazon says it also plans to pay for online training in computer science for teachers at 2,000 low-income high schools. In addition, it will offer scholarships and internships for college students.

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Amazon said some schools have already been testing the program, including Monsignor Scanlan High School in New York City. Jennifer Tulipano, a science teacher at the school, began taking online coding classes in September.

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Last month, she started teaching two computer science classes on how to create games and how to make animated characters. It is the first time that the school has offered computer science classes.

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So much is now online, Tulipano said. It's a skill set they (students) need moving forward if they want to go into these fields.

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Opponents used to argue that killing cash would hurt low-income workers—for instance, by eliminating cash tips.

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Why do you want to work for us?

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你为什么想来我们公司工作?

参考译文

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亚马逊想让更多的年轻人考虑电脑工程师这个职业@_Qp=#r[[|+Vps11PU+

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亚马逊是一家美国科技公司,该公司本周启动了一个项目,该项目的目标是每年教会1000万以上的学生如何编程@lauQ%*,RM[lpr5,&7

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亚马逊表示,自己会支付夏令营等费用,免费参加夏令营的对象是低收入家庭的年轻人BV)l1N1[V92rx|9。该公司还将为盈利低的学校提供教师培训rd_YtNV61U!QQF

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该项目名为亚马逊未来工程师IJ6%GLb^x,l1M8snRNI

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亚马逊希望这些项目可以助力吸引更多非裔美国人、西班牙人、女性学生参与到电脑科学的领域中P)#d;iUhRQ6e

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其他科技公司,比如微软和脸书,也有一些项目让编程走进了学校M=82Sv~2~LHoh1|S*。目前电脑工程师紧缺yTo0J0PBy5zDklHZ@YLT。如果能教更多的学生如何编程,则可以助力提振该产业pG]kXh(GCn

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杰夫是亚马逊全球消费者的负责人2TCtYfzL=A。他表示自己希望亚马逊未来工程师项目的一些学生有一天可以为亚马逊效力,尤其是语音助手和无人机技术的研发TR.*k@qRk84jEN

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杰夫表示,我们相信,掌握编程技术的重要性与为未来就业而读书的重要性比肩J@RkTWm9ik*.v2a6eAi

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亚马逊未来工程师将提供夏令营和课外项目,对象是从幼儿园到8年级大的学生LSY6km!0B5^cYGto。这些项目将在亚马逊驻全球的办事处展开zh7AtoI#c6*0F。志愿工作者将牵头这些项目_kM6_!%aNg。线上课程和游戏将由Code.org和Coding with Kids提供]|mX]a.1Tv5j^;D!S

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亚马逊表示其计划为2000所盈利低的高中学校老师提供电脑科学方面的线上培训资金&BM5|3.CP^DX8。此外,亚马逊还将为大学生提供奖学金和实习机会ObZ.!s6PkB,otK@6M#

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亚马逊表示,一些学校已经在试行这个项目了,包括纽约的斯坎伦高中&DjoyG2ofC(iqJlY@&Z。詹尼弗是该校教科学课的老师,他是9月开始上线上编程课的+rvg(h@NQo7_6T

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上个月,她开始教2类电脑科学课,内容关于如何创建游戏以及如何制作动画角色zLwBlU1GlN4G(Deoy-。这是该校第一次提供电脑科学课-Wd_lsD4WFE

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现在太多事情能在网上做了,詹尼弗表示n1Xgv42lyvoi!@。这是一种技能组合,学生如果要在这些领域里向前走就要学会d757DDLsnY|1^_

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