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OneTen pledges over 3,000 tech education scholarships over the next ten years to increase Black representation in the tech sector

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTen announced today the launch of an inaugural scholarship program designed to increase educational opportunities for Black talent without four-year degrees and help them pursue family-sustaining jobs in the tech industry. In partnership with talent transformation platform Udacity and the Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation, OneTen will offer a total of 3,500 scholarships for the first two years. This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.

Key Points: 
  • This is part of OneTen's 10-year pledge to support Black talent from underserved areas with limited access to skills programs.
  • The 3,500 fully funded scholarships focus on training Black talent on four core tech competencies, Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Front End Developer and Predictive Analytics.
  • We can take immediate and concrete action to increase the representation of the Black community in the tech sector through this partnership with OneTen and the BIT Foundation."
  • OneTen recognizes the unique potential in everyone every individual, every business, every community to change the arc of America's story with Black talent.

Civis Analytics Raises $30.7 Million in Series B Funding

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:15pm

Today, Civis offers a unified platform for data teams and executives to collaboratively, efficiently, and effectively find, reach, and engage the people they care about most.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Civis offers a unified platform for data teams and executives to collaboratively, efficiently, and effectively find, reach, and engage the people they care about most.
  • The Series B funding comes on the heels of Civis's best year ever, as the company reported over 60% revenue growth and its first full-year profit in 2020.
  • The Civis Platform is currently FedRAMP in-process -- the latest investment in Civis's robust security and data protection programs.
  • Quotes about the news and testimonials from partners:
    "Every CMO building a serious digital operation should hire Civis," said Eric Schmidt.

Thoughtful Automation Raises $5M Seed Round to Automate Soul-Crushing Work and Improve Employee Happiness for Mid-Market Companies

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

Digital workers are transforming large enterprises, but until now, mid-market companies have been priced out, said Alex Zekoff, cofounder and CEO of Thoughtful Automation.

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  • Digital workers are transforming large enterprises, but until now, mid-market companies have been priced out, said Alex Zekoff, cofounder and CEO of Thoughtful Automation.
  • Thoughtful Automation helps mid-market companies rapidly introduce digital workers, becoming more productive and freeing up staff for more engaging and higher value work.
  • "Thoughtful Automation understands this new work paradigm and their solution is making software automation accessible, affordable, and easy to deploy for mid market companies."
  • Thoughtful Automation is the only automation-as-a-service provider with cost-effective, efficient, and scalable business automation solutions purpose-built for mid-market companies.

Udacity To Host Premier Virtual Conference Empowering Women To Succeed In STEM

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

Despite global discussion and actions taken to address gender inequality in STEM, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in these fields.

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  • Despite global discussion and actions taken to address gender inequality in STEM, women are still underrepresented, underpaid and often discriminated against in these fields.
  • STEM Forward with Women aims to equip and empower women with the opportunity to learn in-demand tech skills and provide a platform to connect with female leaders in the industry.
  • STEM Forward with Womenwill also showcase compelling and evocative stories of students in Udacity's Women in STEM Scholarship program who have successfully completed Nanodegree programs to advance in their careers.
  • "We provided more than 400 scholarships to women across 30 of our enterprise customers through Udacity's Women in STEM scholarship program.

Sidecar Health Expands Disruptive Health Insurance Offering to Michigan

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 12:00pm

By introducing Sidecar Health to consumers in Michigan, were giving residents of the state the option to take advantage of a new approach to quality health coverage that is based on the power of cash, said Patrick Quigley, CEO of Sidecar Health.

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  • By introducing Sidecar Health to consumers in Michigan, were giving residents of the state the option to take advantage of a new approach to quality health coverage that is based on the power of cash, said Patrick Quigley, CEO of Sidecar Health.
  • Members also receive a Sidecar Health VISA Benefit Card, that they can use to pay at the point of service.
  • Sidecar Health is changing health insurance.
  • Unlike traditional insurance, which sits between the patient and the doctor, Sidecar Health members can pay for care directly when they get it using the Sidecar Health VISA Benefit card.

Udacity Partners With Workforce Development Board Of Central Ohio To Upskill Central Ohio Job Seekers

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

"Udacity's Nanodegree programs are helping us offer what central Ohio job seekers need now more than ever - training and experience using in-demand skills that they can develop more quickly than traditional certification programs," said Lisa Patt-McDaniel the President & CEO of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio.

Key Points: 
  • "Udacity's Nanodegree programs are helping us offer what central Ohio job seekers need now more than ever - training and experience using in-demand skills that they can develop more quickly than traditional certification programs," said Lisa Patt-McDaniel the President & CEO of the Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio.
  • "After a successful pilot run earlier this year, we're excited to partner with Udacity to offer shorter term, flexible programs to central Ohio job seekers so they grow their careers in the digital economy."
  • In tandem, Udacity is offering career services for learners to receive job search, networking, and mentorship support every step of the way.
  • The Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio is a nonprofit organization serving as the Strategy and Policy Board for Ohio Workforce Area 11, Columbus and Franklin County.

Branch Secures Over $540 Million to Accelerate Flexible Workforce Payments

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 4:32pm

Branch , which helps businesses accelerate payments to empower working Americans, today announced it has raised over $540 million to fuel its momentum in delivering flexible workforce payments.

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  • Branch , which helps businesses accelerate payments to empower working Americans, today announced it has raised over $540 million to fuel its momentum in delivering flexible workforce payments.
  • Branch recently expanded the platform to support contractor payments and reporting, offering a more streamlined, uniform payments experience for businesses and their 1099 workers.
  • Faster payments is a compelling and transformative benefit expected by todays workforce, said Branch CEO Atif Siddiqi.
  • Branch partners with some of the nations leading payroll and workforce technologies to support companies in retail, restaurant, logistics, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Udacity and Carahsoft Partner to Bring Powerful Talent Transformation Solutions to Public Sector Agencies

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

"We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft to bolster employee upskilling in the Public Sector in order to catapult our nation into the future," said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.

Key Points: 
  • "We are pleased to partner with Carahsoft to bolster employee upskilling in the Public Sector in order to catapult our nation into the future," said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.
  • Through public and private partnerships, Udacity offers Nanodegree program scholarships for Government employees around the globe to educate workforces at scale on skills in core and emerging technologies.
  • Udacity is a global, online training platform powering digital transformation and accelerated time-to-market initiatives for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises.
  • Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets.

Temasek Polytechnic Partners with Udacity® to Upskill Singapore Citizens and Residents as part of its National AI Strategy

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 11:00pm

"We're thrilled to partner with Temasek Polytechnic to offer the best of Udacity to Singaporeans," said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.

Key Points: 
  • "We're thrilled to partner with Temasek Polytechnic to offer the best of Udacity to Singaporeans," said Gabe Dalporto, CEO of Udacity.
  • "Temasek is at the forefront of Singapore's upskilling efforts, and we couldn't be more excited to contribute to the national transformation into an AI-equipped workforce."
  • "We were drawn to Udacity's real-world project-based learning method because it aligns with Temasek Polytechnic's own teaching philosophy," said John Leong, Director of Temasek SkillsFuture Academy at Temasek Polytechnic Singapore.
  • The TP/Udacity partnership furthers the goals of Singapore's National AI Strategy , launched in 2019 to deepen the country's use of AI technologies and transform the economy.

Udacity Reinvents Autonomous Vehicle Education Again With New Iteration Of Iconic Program

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 7:00pm

Around 80 to 85% of the program has been overhauled to keep up-to-date with technology developments.

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  • Around 80 to 85% of the program has been overhauled to keep up-to-date with technology developments.
  • This includes the addition of new instructors, including from the Mercedes-Benz autonomous driving program and Waymo; all-new projects throughout; and implementation of TensorFlow 2+ and new content libraries.
  • "Before others were teaching anything about autonomous vehicles, Udacity was there, leading the way.
  • Udacity collaborates with expert instructors and over 200 global industry partners including AT&T, Google, Facebook, Mercedes-Benz, and NVIDIA to power technical education.