Netflix, Norfolk State University To Create Virtual HBCU Tech Boot Camp

Netflix, Norfolk State University To Create Virtual HBCU Tech Boot Camp

Earlier this year, Netflix made a multimillion-dollar commitment to advance social change and racial equity in the Black community with CEO Reed Hastings making a massive donation to HBCUs.

This week, the entertainment giant continued its mission, announcing a partnership with Norfolk State University to create a virtual boot camp for students interested in entering the tech industry.

The new camp, designed for current students and alumni from 2019-2020, will launch in early 2021. The 16-week program will be divided into three program tracks: Java engineering, UX/UI design, and data science.

“At Netflix, we see the power of technology to introduce us to other communities and cultures every day. As we continue to invest in building the best service for our members, we want to invest in the best team to support it, said Kabi Gishuru, director of Netlfix’s  inclusion recruiting programs, in a press statement.

“Creating space in the industry for all voices will only make it stronger,” Gishuru added. “In addition to the boot camp, we are focusing on addressing our own gaps.”



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Norfolk State University is excited to announce a new partnership with @WeAreNetflix and @2UInc , a global leader in technology education, to launch three, online tech boot camps for current students and alumni from the class of 2019 and 2020. The Netflix Virtual HBCU Boot Camp will allow 130 of our students and alumni to take part in an intensive 16-week course covering in-demand technology skills ranging from Java Engineering, to UX/UI Design, and Data Science. These courses bring together 2U’s digital education platform; a custom-built curriculum designed with the Netflix product team; and will be co-facilitated by Norfolk State University faculty. Students from Norfolk State University are already getting a best-in-class education. This partnership will tee up even more opportunities for students and alumni to build successful careers and valuable mentorship opportunities. Learn more about the partnership and how to apply here. #NoBackRow

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