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Capital One partners with The Learning Partnership to bring innovation through coding to classrooms

October 15, 2018


The Learning Partnership is proud to announce our exciting partnership with Capital One in support of student achievement through coding education. The generous funding received from Capital One will enable The Learning Partnership to continue to deliver valuable and impactful programming through Coding Quest in schools across Canada at no cost to students.
 
Canada’s largest classroom-based coding program, Coding Quest enables thousands of students in Grade 4 to 6 to develop core global competencies, such as problem-solving, collaboration and communication, while they code their own video games. Coding Quest focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and incorporates computational thinking, language arts, visual arts and social studies.
 
“At Capital One Canada, we believe that making a difference in our communities today means enabling the future generation to thrive in a digital world,” says Mark Cauwels, Capital One, Chief Technology Officer. “Coding is a universal language and teaching these skills at a young age increases kids’ problem solving skills, critical thinking and ability to succeed in the ever-changing future of work.”
 
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Students show off their game at the 2018 Coding Quest Arcade
 
Students in Ontario will also have the opportunity to participate in Coding Journey, a one-day event in the spring that will bring students to Capital One offices to learn hands-on tech skills from Capital One employees.
 
“The Learning Partnership is thrilled to partner with Capital One in supporting experiential education in Canadian classrooms, enhancing student development of global competencies as they learn fundamental coding skills,” says James Politeski, Interim President & CEO of The Learning Partnership. “Students who are multi-faceted problem-solvers, able to collaborate and communicate through coding, will be better prepared to innovate and excel in life and work.  Students from across the country benefit from our program, as they discover new ways to think about the world. Funding partners like Capital One are indispensable in delivering these outcomes to the schoolchildren of Canada.”
 
About The Learning Partnership
The Learning Partnership, a Canadian charity that prepares students to thrive in a diverse, connected and changing world. We leverage the best thinking from educators, business, and government to deliver experiential programs for students that cultivate entrepreneurial thinking and innovation and support social emotional learning. Since 1993, we have been helping build the foundations for students to solve tomorrow’s challenges.
 
About Capital One
With offices in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo and Montreal, Capital One Canada has been offering Canadian consumers a range of competitive Mastercard credit cards since 1996. We challenge ourselves to see the world through the eyes of our customers, so we can deliver the market-leading credit products and exceptional service they're looking for. Capital One Canada is a division of Capital One Bank, a subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation of McLean, Virginia (NYSE: COF). Visit www.capitalone.ca to learn more and follow us on Twitter @CapitalOneCA.