Mayor Gray announces new after-school computer programming initiative for Lexington students

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - University of Kentucky undergrads and Lexington middle school students will be forming an unlikely partnership in a gig-fueled after-school computer programming course.

Thursday Mayor Jim Gray announced that the new Metro CATS program will help students at Lexington Traditional Magnet School learn coding, computer programming and other digital skills. UK engineering students will work with the middle school students using the free gigabit-speed internet service from Metronet.

“They have access to the fastest internet, which is hard to describe until you get to use it,” said Mayor’s Fellow Susie Smith. “They get to utilize that technology and build their imagination and honestly just kind of go crazy and run wild with it until they find something that they love."

The after-school program will begin in January 2019.



 
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