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Google’s $15 Million Commitment To Upskill Black Workers

Google has announced a new initiative to help students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) enter the workforce with digital skills. Through a $1 million investment in the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the Grow with Google HBCU Career Readiness Program will provide workshops in the career centers of 20 HBCUs, reaching 20,000 students over the next school year.

The first four schools in the program are Bowie State University, Winston-Salem State University, Southern University, and A&M College, and Virginia State University. The program will be available to all HBCUs by fall 2021. Read more via BlackEngineer

Pemo Theodore

Pemo Theodore is a Media Publisher and a great people connector. She was Founder Silicon Valley TV which has served the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years! She has produced Silicon Valley Events for Investors & Startups for 10 years. Pemo loves to video interview venture capitalists & founders to engage the human behind the success stories.. She has been Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley for 6 years, organizing twice monthly FinTech talks & panels in San Francisco & Palo Alto and audio podcasts. She believes in learning through a great discussion with experts in the domains. Pemo has a talent to bring the right people together and is an incredible networker. Pemo's events have been seen as supporting Venture Capitalists & Angels in sourcing great deal flow from startups who attend her events. Many founders have received funding through meeting investors at her events. Her favored medium is audio & visual media and she has built up a great body of work of videos of panels & interviews and podcasts in Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. She has lived & worked in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, London, Northern Ireland & Silicon Valley. Bio

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