Train the Trainer Career Readiness Program to Help HBCU Students Navigate the Job Market

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents the nation’s public historically Black colleges and universities, is working with accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton and global financial services and lifestyle company American Express to create a Train the Trainer Career Readiness program. This program will faculty and staff at HBCUs with the tools they need to help students navigate an increasingly competitive employment landscape.

From November 16-18, talent and client service professionals from Grant Thornton will virtually join talent professionals from American Express as well as campus educators and career trainers from eight HBCUs. The two-and-half-days of programming will focus on fostering professional preparation skills and resources at each institution, with a goal of ensuring students can thrive in internships and full-time positions.

“With the support of Grant Thornton and American Express, the TMCF is uniquely equipped to bring this important professional development experience to life for HBCU faculty and staff across the nation,” said Eric D. Hart, chief program officer at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. “Train the Trainer is another step toward creating an inclusive workplace environment and even more critical in our current climate as we strive to establish a more just and equitable society.”

The eight institutions participating in the event are:

  • Central State University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Jackson State University
  • Medgar Evers College
  • Morgan State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Tennessee State University

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  1. Why is Medgar Evers participating in the Train the Trainer Career Readiness Program to Help HBCU Students Navigate the Job Market? Medgar Evers is not an HBCU.

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