Amazon announced Tuesday it will create 400 new tech jobs expanding its presence in the city. Local leaders say the gain of high skilled positions is a result of the pitch to bring the company’s second headquarters to Colorado, but also reveals the work still needed to have a pipeline of local talent for the industry. University of Colorado Denver applauded the move by Amazon and said the timing complements the re-branding of their engineering school. Leaders say they want their degree programs to reflect the needs of employers who are bringing these skilled, tech jobs to Colorado.
“The college puts emphases on computing to provide our grads with cutting edge technology capabilities in AI, robotics and VR/AR,” Martin Dean said in an email, dean of CU Denver’s College of Engineering, Design, and Computing.
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