The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation is giving $2.5 million to Pima Community College Foundation to advance the College’s growing presence as the center of economic recovery and growth in the region.
The IT Institute will help prepare students for Arizona’s jobs of the future by utilizing cutting-edge tools that will help students familiarize themselves with vital technology before they enter the job market. The site will also serve as a convening location for workshops, industry advisory groups, meetups and networking functions.
The program enables students to develop traditional skills such as data collection, AI model training, coding, and exploring the societal impact of AI technology. Top employers requesting these skills include Intel, IBM, Wells Fargo, Deloitte, American Express, and others.
The University of Arizona will lead a new National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center, called the Center for Quantum Networks, with core partners Harvard, MIT and Yale.
In this virtual event, hear from Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Arizona. She provides an overview of the institution’s approach on continuing its research mission in light of the stay-at-home order, opportunities for high-impact innovation during the pandemic and explains how COVID-19 will shift the research model going forward.
With plans to create a pipeline of AI talent, Intel is teaming with the Arizona’s largest community college system to design an AI associate’s degree program—making it the first Intel-designed AI associate degree program in the nation.
Arizona State University will launch a new Masters of Innovation and Venture Development (MSIVD) program this fall, the first program of its kind in the country. The program is a partnership between the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, W.P. Carey School of Business and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. It is funded by a gift from ASU alumnus Tom Prescott, former president and CEO and current director of Invisalign Technologies.
The Arizona Technology Council held a virtual Workforce Development and Education Committee event featuring Jennifer Mellor, chief innovation officer for the Greater Phoenix Chamber, Dr. Raghu Santanam, professor and chair of the Department of Information Systems in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and from Pima Community College, Dr. Ian Roark, vice president of Workforce Development & Strategic Partnerships and Denise Kingman, director of employer engagement and career services. It was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
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