(WTVY) IBM is directing $2 million to Miles College to help prepare more black students for careers in technology.
The corporation will give the college quantum computing assets, software and other resources including access to the IBM Skills Academy.
Jarralynne Agee, Miles College Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, says the Fairfield HBCU and the corporation began talks as recently as October, but that professors are already getting training that they’ll use to teach students. And while there may be new classes and majors offered, the students will get a more immediate benefit.
The IBM injection is part of a $100 million initiative it announced in September, involving targeted HBCUs across the country to give black students lucrative skills to compete in the tech space.