BROOKLYN - Six Brooklyn high schools have been selected for the new software engineering pilot program.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the program is designed to prepare students for college and careers in the growing technical sector. The first year of the program will focus on core topics such as computer programming, web design and robotics.

The schools selected were the High School of Telecommunications Arts and Technology in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Technical School, Ditmas Intermediate School 62, I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington and Mark Twain I.S. 239 for the Gifted and Talented.

The program will start in the fall.