Netflix collabora con la Norfolk State University in Virginia per il suo primo Boot Camp virtuale HBCU

Il gigante dello streaming Netflix sta cercando di espandere l'accesso agli studenti neri nel settore tecnologico.

Netflix ha annunciato giovedì che collaborerà con la Norfolk State University, un college storicamente nero in Virginia, for its first ever Netflix Virtual HBCU Boot Camp, the company said in a statement. They’re doing it in partnership with education technology company 2U, la dichiarazione letta.
At Netflix, we see the power of technology to introduce us to other communities and cultures every day,” la dichiarazione letta. “Creating space in the industry for all voices will only make it stronger.
The program for students and class of 2019 e 2020 alumni will launch at NSU in January 2021, la società ha detto. It will be a 16-week program that will take in 130 studenti. Participants in the program can choose from three program tracks that include Java engineering, UX/UI design and data science.
    Students who are accepted receive a Netflix scholarship to cover the cost of attendance, and they’ll get course credit for completing the boot camp,” the company’s statement read. “The goal is for participants to come away better equipped with industry-relevant skills to enter today’s workforce, and with valuable, long-lasting relationships.
    NSU said in a statement the partnership willtee up even more opportunities for students and alumni to build successful careers and valuable mentorship opportunities.
      Netflix is not the only company looking to partner with HBCUs. in agosto, streaming giant Twitch announced it was partnering with an Atlanta-based non-profit to offer the first-ever esports leagues geared specifically for HBCUs.
      Nel mese di giugno, video conferencing company Zoom announced a five-year strategic partnership with Claflin University in South Carolina for educational and financial investments.

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