A programming school for elementary and junior high school children has been launched in Yamagata, Japan with an aim to develop tech-savvy personnel who can respond to an increasingly digitized society. The organization, called D-School, opened at esports trial complex YES*7 and enables students to receive hands-on training surrounded by top gaming equipment including 20 advanced computers and other devices.
YES*7 was established in August 2021 by local ad agency Sam Communications with the aim of revitalizing the city center. The operator planned to make the esports trial facility a venue for learning amid growing calls from parents and guardians wanting to familiarize their children with programming from a very young age. The move came after the Japanese government listed programming classes as a mandatory subject at elementary schools starting with the 2020 academic year.
The school is accepting early years elementary school children to junior high school age. Lessons are twice a month, with each lasting 90 minutes, for around $85 including tax.
(All information was provided by The Mainichi)
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