Generation USA Partners With Florida Memorial University To Offer Free Access To Online Training Programs
Generation USA, a nonprofit organization that transforms education to employment systems, is excited to announce its partnership with Florida Memorial University, an historically-Black, private university in Opa-locka North Miami Gardens, Florida, to offer its free, bootcamp-style online Digital Marketing Analyst (DMA) program with the goal to train 50 students.
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“Our partnership with Generation is giving our students the chance to build a bright future by developing their skill sets and uncovering new career opportunities,” said Jaffrus Hardrick, president of Florida Memorial University. “These online training programs align with our mission to instill in our students the importance of becoming global citizens through life-long learning, leadership, character, and service, which will enhance their lives and the lives of others.”
Verizon is investing over $44M in workforce development to significantly increase access to a free tech-focused career training program aimed at reskilling Americans. This initiative is part of Citizen Verizon, Verizon’s responsible business plan, with a goal to prepare 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030.
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These programs, which are open to anyone seeking to expand their skill set and pursue a career in the technology field, give students opportunities to build and refine the skills needed to excel and launch new careers upon graduation.
Florida Memorial University was founded in 1879 and since then, its students from a wide variety of ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds have had the great privilege of receiving a quality education with access to 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The school’s intersection of culture and community complements Generation’s goal of transforming education to employment systems to prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Florida Memorial University to empower its students to create a unique new pathway to career success,” said Sean Segal, Generation USA CEO. “These programs will not only provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for jobs in the digital world, but, through mentorship and social support services, they’ll have the opportunity to learn from others who have been in their shoes before.”
This is Generation’s second partnership with a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) and eighth college partner to sign on since fall 2020. In addition to these programs, Generation offers a myriad of online reskilling programs that provide free resources and access to multiple career pathways and full-time employment opportunities in high-demand technology sectors. These reskilling programs work towards Generation’s goal to train 500,000 students by 2030.
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