June 2, 2021

Amazon Donates $1.75 Million Toward Construction of New STEAM High School in Syracuse, NY

Campus’ workforce training center to offer advanced technical certification through SUNY Empire

Amazon check presentation to local leaders, shown (from left) are: Syracuse City Schools superintendent Jaime Alicea, Onondaga County executive Ryan McMahon, Syracuse mayor Ben Walsh, and Syracuse Common councilor at-large Rita Paniagua.

Amazon.com is donating $1.75 million toward a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) high school in Onondaga County. With a new robotics fulfillment center coming to the county this fall, a project that will create more than 1,000 local jobs, Amazon is furthering its commitment to STEM education by investing in the community and giving students tools to build their best future. Amazon’s donation will fund robotics and computer science initiatives at the new school.

The school will graduate 250 students a year who are on a career path to fill technology-related jobs in central New York. The campus’ workforce training center will offer high school equivalency degrees, apprenticeships, and advanced technical certification through SUNY Empire State College.

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