A new pilot initiative at 9 colleges aims to help underrepresented people access reskilling opportunities to advance in the tech field.
Part of Citizen Verizon, Verizon’s responsible business plan, the free, online reskilling program aims to prepare 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030, with a focus on access for people underrepresented in tech positions.
The initiative taps college leadership across the country to advance career training and reskilling opportunities for students and workers. Students at these institutions–Dallas County Community College District, University of the District of Columbia, College of Southern Nevada, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Miami Dade Community College, Delgado Community College, South Seattle College, Spartanburg Methodist College, and Florida Memorial University–will focus on labor-market-aligned skills required for in-demand technology careers. JFF expects to expand to 15 colleges by 2022.
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