Jackson State University Joins Google's HBCU Career Readiness Program
Jackson State University will now offer the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program, which is already available in 30 HBCUs.
by Megan Ambers
July 29, 2022 at 7:35 pm
The program is set to help students of more than 30 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) train for the workforce, offering career workshops and digital skills training, WJTV reports.
Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson said she was pleased to hear JSU is joining the program, which offers various resources to help support its students.
“In the 21st-century economy, digital skills training can help set job seekers apart,” Rep. Thompson said. “I’m pleased to see Jackson State University join Google’s Career Readiness program, which provides HBCUs with the resources, digital skills training, and career support students need to thrive.”
JSU is growing with @Google! JSU joins Grow with Google’s HBCU Career Readiness program, which will provide digital skills training to students furthering the University’s strategic plan goal of student success. #JSUElevate
— Jackson State U. (@JacksonStateU) July 28, 2022
The Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program funds HBCU career centers and offers an online and in-person digital skills program. The program started in 2020 and combines Grow with Google workshops with custom job-seeking content for Black students, including design thinking, project management and professional brand building.
Jackson State University (JSU) administrators declared the school would take part in the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program.#divine #hbcualumni #hbcus #hbcugrad #blackexcellence #hbcupride #atl #hbcu #hbcudance #melanin #love #fashion #blackownedbusiness pic.twitter.com/JL66kYfObB
— The HBCU Foundation™ (@HBCUFoundation) July 29, 2022
According to Black Engineer, Tia McLaurin, community engagement manager for Google, said the company is proud to work with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to bring the program to JSU.
“Every student should have the opportunity to learn digital skills for today’s in-demand jobs,” McLaurin said. “We’re proud to work with Thurgood Marshall College Fund to bring the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program to Jackson State University to help more students prepare for the workforce and thrive as they start their careers.”
A $3 million investment in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund will train 100,000 Black college students by 2025.