Thanks in part to funding from Verizon, the non-profit Generation USA announced it will partner with the College of Southern Nevada to offer two accredited online degrees at no cost to learners. The new offerings include IT Help Desk Technician and Digital Marketing Analyst tracks.
The College of Southern Nevada serves Las Vegas and the surrounding Clark County. It offers hundreds of degrees and certificates, 26 of which can be pursued entirely online.
Degrees in Digital Marketing and IT Helpdesk Will Be Offered for Free at the College of Southern Nevada with Support from Generation USA
Generation USA, meanwhile, was established in 2020. It provides free online training in high-demand skills and career support in cities around the U.S.
Got tech? #CSN will be the first #NSHE institution to distribute free laptops to all full-time, first-time CSN college students beginning tomorrow in N. LV! 👏 #studentsfirst Learn more at https://t.co/Xac4W6WSQP pic.twitter.com/vaW11V1Mpy
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“We’re excited to partner with Generation USA to give our students the additional support and resources they need to achieve success beyond graduation. This is a business and industry partnership that is designed to transition our program graduates to jobs,” said Dr. Federico Zaragoza, President of the College of Southern Nevada, in a statement. “We’re confident our students will expand their skill sets and make the most of these new, online training offerings which align with our mission to empower our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper.”
Verizon Pledges to Train 500,000 People for the Digital Workforce by 2030
The offering is made possible in part with support from Verizon. Through its Citizen Verizon initiative, the company has set a goal to train 500,000 people to give them “the opportunity for job placement into paid work within three months of graduation,” according to the initiative’s site. Citizen Verizon also offers its own online courses in select cities.
According to Generation USA, Verizon has made a commitment to invest $44 million in the org over “several” years.
“We’re excited to partner with the College of Southern Nevada to empower students to create their own pathways for career success,” said Generation USA CEO Sean Segal, in a statement. “Not only are we preparing these students for jobs in the digital world, but we’re also equipping them with mentorship and social support services while creating a network of companies to help place graduates.”
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