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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.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

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.

Dot Inc. Named Winner of the XTC Global Final, a Social Innovation Startup Competition

Friday, August 13, 2021 - 1:30pm

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Inc. , a social startup and certified B-corporation, was recently named the winner of TechCrunch's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) , "the world's largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing the globe's most serious challenges"as per Forbes.

Key Points: 
  • SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Inc. , a social startup and certified B-corporation, was recently named the winner of TechCrunch's Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) , "the world's largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing the globe's most serious challenges"as per Forbes.
  • XTC is an annually-held global competition between startups aimed at solving problems outlined in the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Dot Inc. took first in the preliminaries in "Enabling Technology", one of the seven categories of the competition, before advancing to the finals.
  • As consensus winners of XTC, Dot Inc. will receive direct guidance for global expansion from the internationally-acclaimed XTC judge panel.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

Udacity To Provide 1,000 Scholarships To America's Black Community

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 6:00pm

Udacity is also happy to partner with corporations to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving individuals.

Key Points: 
  • Udacity is also happy to partner with corporations to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving individuals.
  • "At Udacity, we strive to do more than pay lip service to the ideals of equality and justice.
  • Furthermore, Udacity has already awarded 7,000 challenge scholarships and 1,175 Nanodegree scholarships, with an ultimate goal of 20,000 this year, to those who have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Udacity has raised $163 million in funding to date from investors including Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, and Drive Capital.

Udacity Sees 260% Annual Recurring Revenue Growth, Increased Interest in Corporate and Government Upskilling

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 1:00pm

Udacity has also entered into a commitment with Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency to equip 100,000 young people with tech-forward job skills.

Key Points: 
  • Udacity has also entered into a commitment with Egypt's Information Technology Industry Development Agency to equip 100,000 young people with tech-forward job skills.
  • For more information on how Udacity is skilling today's workforce for the careers of tomorrow, please visit udacity.com .
  • Udacity is a global, online training platform powering digital transformation and accelerated time-to-market initiatives for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises.
  • Udacity has raised $163 million in funding to date from investors including Bertelsmann, Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, and Drive Capital.