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Google Launches Career Readiness Program To Train 10,000 Formerly Incarcerated People In Digital Skills

Google is preparing formerly incarcerated people to re-enter the workforce with its latest initiative. In the spirit of Second Chance Month, the tech giant has launched its Grow with Google Career Readiness for Reentry program, which aims to provide free digital skills and job readiness training to 10,000 individuals who have previously been imprisoned. According to a press release reviewed by AfroTech, the new program was created in partnership with five nonprofit organizations that have all successfully developed and delivered premium job training to returning citizens — including The Last Mile, Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), Defy Ventures, Fortune Society and The Ladies of Hope Ministries. Fundamental digital skills that the training program will focus on include how to apply for jobs online, creating a resume, entrepreneurship and business budgeting. The program will also be based on the following five core learning paths: Getting Started with the Basics Job Search...

Njera Perkins

Apr 29, 2021

Tiffany Haddish Launches She Ready Internship Program For Foster Youth

Tiffany Haddish’s “She Ready” slogan takes on a new meaning for her latest venture. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and comedian has announced that she’s partnered with career accelerator Ready to Succeed to launch an internship program for foster youth in the new year. The goal for the program is to place these foster youth in positions at Haddish’s production company, She Ready Prods, and offer tangible job opportunities in media, arts, and entertainment. Haddish has previously been vocal about her upbringing growing up in the foster care system. Now she wants to be a vessel for other less fortunate children to give them opportunities she would’ve hoped to have at their age. “I believe that children that come from different cultures deserve a chance to work in the industry,” she told THR. “and I would like people that look like me to be able to represent me too in the industry.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by She Ready Foundation...

Njera Perkins

Dec 22, 2020