Igniting Futures in Tech with SparkNC


SparkNC is a transformative initiative that aims to accelerate student progress along pathways toward careers in high-tech fields like artificial intelligence and machine learning, software development, data analytics, computer systems engineering, and cybersecurity. SparkNC supports a network of 18 innovative North Carolina districts to reimagine teaching and learning in ways that will help students discover, explore, and experience these pathways. The initiative has a particular emphasis on students disproportionately impacted by COVID and those who have been historically excluded from careers in technology.

SparkNC seeks to create a network of four Kenan Fellows whose fellowship projects will involve designing learning experiences that teachers across the state can use to expand students’ exposure to the promise of careers in technology. As part of their fellowships, these educators will be immersed with industry partners who are using technology to drive growth in local economies. The fellows will also receive customized professional development related to the needs of SparkNC and the opportunity to be part of our inter-district network.