Alcorn partners with Google, Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s career readiness initiative

Alcorn State University is teaming up with Google and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) to prepare students for future career opportunities. 

Google announced that Alcorn is one of the latest HBCUs to join the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program Thursday, Jan. 28.

Through a $1 million investment in TMCF, the program provides digital skills workshops in HBCU career centers to help Black students prepare for the workforce. The investment is part of a $15 million commitment to upskilling Black workers. The initiative aims to help Black job seekers learn new skills in partnership with national workforce development organizations. 

Alcorn President Felecia M. Nave is excited about Alcorn being a part of the program. She looks forward to students participating in a program that will prepare them for various careers after graduation.

“I am excited that Alcorn State University was chosen to be part of the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program,” said Nave. “This program will help our students to continue to develop the critical job skills and confidence necessary to excel in an increasingly digital workplace. The program will also provide essential career readiness training designed to give our students opportunities to prepare today for the careers of tomorrow.”