Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation Awards $250,000 Grant to Urban League of Palm Beach County for Tech Jobs Program
Carla Roderick MBA, Regional Director External Relations
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded the Urban League of Palm Beach County (ULPBC) a $250,000 grant to help fund a two-year Urban Tech Jobs (UTJP) 2.0. Program.
UTJP prepares young adults who are unemployed and underemployed with training for middle-skill jobs in the information technology sector through exploration, education and technical training.
As part of the program, computer classes will be offered on Tech Career Tracks, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Programming, UAS Drone Tech, and CLOUD Computing.
ULPBC is planning to enroll 80 people who are 18 years or older, authorized to work in US, and have a high school diploma or an equivalent or higher degree.
Participants should have a STEM academic background, possess math/reading TABE scores at 11th grade or higher, be proficient in the English language, and show an interest in technology.
The UTJP 2.0 program also includes an assessment, job readiness and resiliency training, certification or license bearing trainings, and tech-based employment and best practices assistance.
“This is such a great way for someone looking to get into the fast-growing technology sector,” said Patrick Franklin, President and CEO of Urban League of Palm Beach County. “We are very grateful to Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation for supporting job training and creating economic opportunities for our community.”
“As one of the world’s largest media and technology companies, we see every day how vitally important tech skills are for the current job market as well as the workforce of the future,” said Carla Roderick, Director of External Affairs and Community Impact for Comcast in Palm Beach County. “Funding programs for our community partners is a part of Project UP, our comprehensive initiative to advance digital equity and help build a future of unlimited possibilities, backed by Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment to spend $1 billion dollars to reach 50 million people over the next ten years.”
For more information call the Urban League of Palm Beach County at 561-833-1461.
About Urban League of Palm Beach County
The Urban League of Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to assist African Americans and other minorities in the achievement of social and economic equality. Our vision is to be a catalyst for comprehensive family empowerment that will bring about meaningful progress where every family is equipped with the necessary knowledge to access opportunities to reach their full potential and enhance their quality-of-life. Our youth, education, housing, financial literacy, workforce development and health programs and services serve more than 18,000 low income residents. Learn more about the Urban League of Palm Beach County by visiting: www.ulpbc.org.
About The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation
The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation continues the work of the foundations founded by Comcast Corporation and NBCUniversal to provide charitable support to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Foundation invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on the communities we serve. Its mission is to empower communities to thrive by helping to provide access to technology, relevant digital skills and training, and inspiring volunteerism and service. More information about how Comcast NBCUniversal supports the communities it serves is available at comcast.com/community.