The program, which comes out of a $1 million investment in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, provides digital training in HBCU career centers to help students prepare for the workforce.
“Google believes investing in HBCU students strengthens the future workforce and increases economic opportunity,” said Bonita Stewart, vice president for global partnerships at Google. “We’re proud to expand our Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to reach more HBCU students with the digital skills they need to thrive in the workforce.”
Twenty HBCU campuses are participating now, with the program available to all HBCUs by the fall, Google said. The goal is to reach 20,000 students during the current school year.
The Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program, started last October, provides HBCU career centers with funding, as well as an in-person and online digital skills program, including design thinking, project management and professional brand building.