Grambling State University Signs Agreement to Advance Students’ Path to Careers in Technology

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and historically Black Grambling State University have signed a $1.2 million memorandum of understanding which will advance technology careers for Grambling State students.

Under the agreement, Grambling State and LED will establish a Technology Advisory Council that solidifies industry relationships with leading technology employers. Those relationships will strengthen university degree programs in computer science and computer information systems, while also bolstering Grambling State’s new cybersecurity program, Louisiana’s first bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.

The new funds will provide Grambling State faculty with externships with major Louisiana technology employers, and students with scholarships, internships, and apprenticeships in the field of technology. Additionally, the grant will fund student success specialists who help high school and community college students bridge the transition to challenging degree programs at Grambling State.

“Grambling State University is grateful for the growing support we are receiving,” said Rick Gallot, president of the university. “These investments will amplify the innovative work of our students and faculty. The support from LED and our corporate partners will help position us to lead in responding to the economic opportunity in our state. Together, we are ensuring that our university’s long legacy of developing innovative workforce leaders will continue for generations.”

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