West Virginia State University to Participate in Google HBCU Career Readiness Program
West Virginia State University (WVSU) will participate in the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program, which provides Black students at more than 30 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with digital skills training and career-leading workshops to join the modern workforce.
With a $3 million investment in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the program will educate 100,000 black students by 2025.
“A central part of TMCF’s mission is to nurture the next generation of talent. Our partnership with Google enables this mission and ensures that students at historically black colleges and universities are able to compete for meaningful careers,” said Dr. Harry L. Williams, President and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
The program — it started in 2020 — provides funding to HBCU Career Centers and a semester-long digital skills program.
“Every student should have the opportunity to learn digital skills for today’s in-demand jobs,” said Tia McLaurin, community engagement manager at Google.. “We are proud to work with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to bring the Grow with Google HBCU career readiness program to West Virginia State University to help more students prepare for the job market and thrive early in their careers. »