Microsoft funds Bronze Valley, Innovate Birmingham training program

Bronze Valley Gener8tor and Innovate Birmingham today announced a free digital skills job-training program funded through Microsoft.

Gener8tor Upskilling’s first, virtual statewide class will kick off in June and is open to Alabama residents who want to develop skills in digital marketing, project management or sales.

“Bronze Valley’s mission is creating an education-to-opportunity-to-outcome pipeline through investment, technical assistance, connections and support for strengthening education,” said Neill S. Wright, Bronze Valley’s president and CEO. “Our partnership with Gener8tor continues to emerge as an integral component of our efforts.”

Gener8tor Upskilling will enhance those efforts, Wright said.

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“It will bolster Alabama’s technology ecosystem by increasing the pool of diverse talent for both entrepreneurs and established tech companies,” he said.

The seven-week Gener8tor Upskilling program will include a self-paced curriculum from Microsoft and LinkedIn, one-on-one support from the Gener8tor team, access to a peer network and opportunities to interview with companies looking to hire.

“Innovate Birmingham is dedicated to meeting the talent needs of employers by harnessing the potential of local talent,” said Katherine Zachara, executive director of Innovate Birmingham. “We are excited to expand the demand-driven training opportunities available in our community through this partnership.”

For more information on the program, go to the Gener8tor Upskilling website

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