Ted Lucas, the CEO of Slip-N-Slide Data, and Florida Memorial College (FMU) have shaped a partnership to develop and take part in joint program improvement and funding alternatives that may promote and place South Florida’s solely Traditionally Black School or College (HBCU) as a expertise and innovation hub for the area’s Black and underserved communities. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between FMU and TechNolij, Lucas’ non-profit centered on expertise and entrepreneurship, intends to supply applications and initiatives that produce and maintain Black wealth. FMU’s president, Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, supported and carried out the MOU.
“Miami and this whole South Florida area is shortly turning into the epicenter for all issues tech and entrepreneurship, and from my purview, we’re nonetheless falling quick and effectively behind in how Black and underserved communities are represented in these alternatives,” shares Ted Lucas. “As the one HBCU on this area, my goal is to have Florida Memorial College because the hub for the place Black enterprise alternatives are fostered and created, tech and innovation corporations come to search out range expertise and rising startups, and the place Black entrepreneurs new to South Florida come for assist.”
The MOU demonstrates FMU’s curiosity in increasing its expertise pipeline in cyber safety and rising expertise, in addition to assembly the group’s workforce wants.
“At Florida Memorial College, our mission is to construct a expertise pipeline for the long run and to align our levels and applications of examine to satisfy future workforce wants, which is the underpinning for the college’s on-campus Cyber Innovation Hub,” shares Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, President of Florida Memorial College. “This MOU with TechNolij creates a possibility for us to reveal our college students to alternatives inside the better economic system and to additionally invite company companions and expertise corporations to collaborate in ideating programming that may assist shut the data and entry gaps for the Black group.”
The MOU’s general objective is to make sure that Florida Memorial College is included within the area’s innovation economic system and has a presence there. TechNolij will help FMU in figuring out and securing strategic partnerships that may assist the Cyber Innovation Hub and different technological applications on the college, in addition to cooperative financing alternatives to assist the college’s operations. As funding turns into out there, the College will supply TechNolij with specialised workplace and lab house, in addition to curriculum and instructors to assist the Cyber Innovation Hub.
“These are the form of partnerships that may help in our efforts to place ourselves to be among the many main cities that perceive the importance of the continued integration of expertise in our each day lives,” shares Rodney Harris, Mayor, Metropolis of Miami Gardens. “We all know that expertise is driving developments in a wide range of fields akin to drugs, transportation, and monetary funding, and it’s crucial that our younger of us obtain alternatives to enter into the tech workforce. These jobs will probably be much more essential sooner or later, and the skills of our youth must be fostered, as a result of the distinctive views they’ve are beneficial to making a world of tech that fits everybody.”
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