Google Partners with Seven HBCUs for Tech Exchange Program

Google has partnered with seven HBCUs to create a Tech Exchange Program that will provide students with computer science internships at Google headquarters in California. The participating HBCUs are Howard University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, Prairie View A&M University, North Carolina A&T University, Dillard University, and Spelman College.

The new program will provide students with computer science courses on a number of different subjects such as machine learning, product management, computational theory, and database systems. The classes will be taught by HBCU professors and Google engineers. Additionally, the students will get to meet Google software engineers from different product areas to learn more about the various positions within the company.

President of Florida A&M University Larry Robinson was invited along with other university leaders to the program’s kickoff celebration in Silicon Valley. He stated, “This unique partnership with Google will enable us to jointly prepare the next generation of innovators and bring much-needed diversity into the technology domain. Google and the customers they serve will realize long-term benefits from this partnership.”

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  1. As long as this means that the descendants of usa slavery are finally getting a chance at wealth building from institutions meant to uplift us from wrong done us, fine. But if this is just yet another means of giving away to others who ARE NOT descendants of usa slavery, then YOU ARE LYING again.

  2. Is it hiring on the basis or ethnic group? I thought we were beyond that. Google is a very diverse place, lots of Indian, Asian, African, and European decent diversity there. They also have a great hiring process. This this must be from when HBCU like mine that are mostly in the south east were complaining that they didn’t have enough access to Google that is on the other side of the country. As long as it’s not some misguided way to hire on the basis of skin color, it’s okay.

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