New scholarships will create opportunities for young people and veterans.
AT&T and General Assembly, an educational institution that empowers individuals with the skills to work in tech fields began a partnership in Atlanta this week. It involves participation in General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund, a fellowship program aimed at providing hands-on education opportunities in technology. GA and AT&T are providing 20 scholarships for full-time, 12-week Web Development Immersive (WDI) courses and 10-week User Experience Design (UXDI) courses. These scholarships will serve youth (ages 18-24) and veterans in the Metro Atlanta area. Additionally, 50 scholarships will be available for an online web design course. The scholarships will be available starting September 8, 2015 in Atlanta, GA and in September for online courses. Deadline for all applications is August 15.
Atlanta Class Start Dates
9/8 User Experience Design Immersive
11/30 Web Development Immersive
11/30 User Experience Design Immersive
These scholarships are made possible through a $250,000 contribution from AT&T through its AT&T Aspire signature education initiative. The collaboration was announced as a Clinton Global Initiative America Commitment to Action. This is the first time in Opportunity Fund’s history that Opportunity Fund recipients will have the option of taking online courses.
“As a company that hires about 25,000 employees every year, we’re focused on new programs and opportunities that make tech training accessible, affordable and efficient,” said Beth Shiroishi, President, AT&T Georgia. “These scholarships and online courses, through General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund, do just that. They open doors for students and veterans to prepare them for 21st century jobs.”
In the United States, there are nearly 6.7 million young people ages 16 to 24 who are neither employed nor pursuing education; additionally, 5.3% of all veterans are currently unemployed.
“General Assembly equips people with the in-demand, 21st century skills that tech companies are looking for in their employees, and the Opportunity Fund ensures that more students have access to these programs and can find meaningful, rewarding work,” said Jake Schwartz, co-founder and CEO, General Assembly. “With AT&T’s generous contribution, we are bringing these opportunities to even more students while building a diverse talent pipeline for the jobs of the future.”
After program graduation, participants will have full access to all of General Assembly’s resources, including its hiring partner network and personalized support in finding full-time employment. Scholarship recipients will volunteer their time to fulfill a service requirement with a mission-aligned nonprofit organization. AT&T scholarships for on-campus Opportunity Fund programs are open to qualified opportunity youth and veterans at GA’s San Francisco, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. campuses. Scholarships for the online programs are open to all applicants regardless of location. Scholarships are given on a rolling basis and will cover the full cost of recipients’ fees.
You can see more at: https://generalassemb.ly/opportunity-fund/fellowships/jump-start