A new partnership between Verizon and the nonprofit organization Generation is bringing a workforce development program straight to New Orleans. Verizon, through its Citizen Verizon plan, is investing over $44 million over several years in the initiative that will help close the opportunity gap for American workers and increase access to digital skills.
The free, technology-focused program is accepting students who are residents of New Orleans, as well as Dallas, Las Vegas, Memphis, Miami, Seattle, Spartanburg, S.C. and Washington, D.C. Additional cities will be announced next year with the goal of reaching 22 cities by the end of 2022.
“The partnership will enable Generation to support Verizon’s goal of preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030,” shared the Generation website.
Applications and more information can be found at usa.generation.org. People who are Black or Latinx, unemployed, or without a four-year-degree will be given priority admission.
“We are excited to partner with a top technology leader like Verizon to help bring this program to individuals who will now be empowered to create their own pathways for career success,” shared Sean Segal, Generation USA CEO.
“We are not only providing individuals with the skills to be prepared for jobs in the digital world, but we are also equipping them with mentorship and social support services this population needs, while amassing a network of companies to help place graduates.”