NACCE + Verizon
Millions of students nationwide lack the access to technology and the skills they need to succeed in the digital world. Since 2012, Verizon has been working to help solve this problem through a transformative program called Verizon Innovative Learning.
NACCE collaborates with Verizon to offer Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers, a summer enrichment program in support of providing students from under-resourced communities with immersive STEM education and access to next-gen technology. The program is hosted across 45 HBCUs, HSIs, and community colleges.
Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers
Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers aims to empower middle school students in under-resourced communities to explore STEM subjects, learn problem-solving skills and gain exposure to career opportunities in technology fields.
Participating students will receive mentorship, access to next-gen technology and hands-on training connected to real-world challenges. The initiative provides engaging programming where 6th-8th grade students can learn design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, and social entrepreneurship. No prior knowledge or experience is required.
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Verizon Skill Forward
Verizon recently announced the launch of a new online education portal with edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc. to help upskill and reskill Americans for today’s fastest-growing jobs. As recent research reveals, one-third of workers don’t have the foundational digital skills necessary to enter today’s jobs. Verizon Skill Forward, originally launched in 2020, will leverage Verizon’s new strategic partnership with edX to offer tuition-free, technical and professional pathways across in-demand industry sectors, with Verizon covering the cost to learners.