HP (Hewlett-Packard) Launches New HBCU Business Challenge
Posted By: Will Moss on September 20, 2020 |
HP announced its latest HBCU Business Challenge, designed to engage Black students interested in pursuing careers in business and technology, according to a statement from HP.
Participants in HP’s fourth annual HBCU Business Challenge will tackle critical business problems, gain real-world, on-the-job experience and identify potential career paths and job opportunities while expanding their professional networks, HP said in the statement.
In March 2020, HP piloted a new learning program in partnership with North Carolina A&T State University that provided HP MultiJet Fusion 3D printing equipment and a commitment to provide HBCU students with internships and apprenticeships to the university’s College of Engineering and College of Science and Technology, HP said in the statement. HP believes the pilot program will serve as a model for future similar programs with other HBCUs, according to the statement.
“The HBCU Business Challenge is an integral part of our holistic partnership with the HBCUs and it embodies our commitment to provide talent with access, knowledge and opportunity. At HP, our long-term goal is to reinvent the standard for diversity, inclusion and belonging and this begins with paving the way for more Black talent to pursue careers in the tech industry,” said Lesley Slaton Brown, chief diversity officer at HP.
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