IBM Lifts Miami Dade College With $10 Million Gift
Money earmarked for skills of the future
From artificial intelligence to quantum computing, these are the emerging, exciting fields that IBM’s Global University Programs group will help fund at Miami Dade College over the next three years.
“As we continue to anticipate the needs of a rapidly growing technology industry, we’re collaborating with Miami Dade College to equip students, faculty and the community at large with the resources to attract, train and empower a diverse and inclusive workforce,” said Jeff Welser, vice president for exploratory science and university collaborations at IBM Research, in a statement.
The goal of IBM’s efforts is to prepare MDC’s students to compete for—and win—dream jobs in technology, including at IBM. “We have witnessed the impact of these dynamic programs in recent years in getting our students employed upon completion,” said Antonio Delgado, dean of Engineering, Technology and Design at MDC, in a statement.
“This support can be a game-changer for so many.”
Naguib Attia, vice president of IBM Global University Programs, agrees: “Skills are the most important issue of our time, and we need to equip students with the right skills to participate in the digital economy,” Attia said in a statement. “As part of this new collaboration, we will work closely with Miami Dade College to ensure curricula addresses industry needs and trends so both students and faculty have an opportunity to develop the skills needed today for the jobs of tomorrow.”
At the time of this posting, IBM was trading at $140.85, up nearly 2 percent.