Technology-focused career training and reskilling program for people underrepresented in tech jobs aims to place 500,000 workers by 2030

Tech training, reskilling is gaining ground at these schools


Technology-focused career training and reskilling program for people underrepresented in tech jobs aims to place 500,000 workers by 2030

A new pilot initiative at 9 colleges aims to help underrepresented people access reskilling opportunities to advance in the tech field.

With support from Verizon and in collaboration with nonprofit training provider Generation USA, the nonprofit JFF is leading the 9 colleges to accelerate entry into tech careers. 

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. 

Laura Ascione