Thanks to a $25,000 gift from TSYS, Phenix City (Ala.) Schools will create the TSYS Coding Lab where middle school students can learn to write code.
“Education is a huge, important piece of who we are as a company,” TSYS Chairman, President and CEO Troy Woods said when he presented the gift to Phenix City Schools Superintendent Randy Wilkes on Sept. 16. “When Randy and his team shared their plans for the STEM program, we were very, very impressed. It didn’t take long for us to say TSYS wants to be a part of this. We clearly see this as an investment not only in the children in our community but also in the future of our company.”
After accepting the donation, Randy said, “We appreciate your buy-in to our school system and Phenix City proper. It’s exciting what we’re doing. It will truly be one-of-a-kind pre-K through 12th grade anywhere in the world.”
The TSYS Coding Lab will be located in the new Dyer Family STEM Center in Phenix City, Ala. The lab will be used to teach 6th and 7th grade students how to write code.
In addition to TSYS support of Phenix City Schools, TSYS is a Partner in Education with Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy and Shaw High School as well as Columbus State University (CSU) and Troy University. In July, TSYS and CSU announced a partnership to develop a cybersecurity program.