IBM HBCU initiatives

IBM Teams With 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

HBCUs will work with IBM to establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers, giving students and faculty access to IBM training, software, and certifications at no cost. WASHINGTON—During the National HBCU Week Conference convened by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, IBM … Continue reading IBM Teams With 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to Address Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

High School Computer Competition (HSCC) Programs

State Legislative Bodies Advance Computer Science and Technology bills for High School Graduation and new Workforce STEM Requirements

NASHVILLE, TN—Tennessee’s General Assembly reconvened January 11, 2022 and on April 14, 2022 the Tennessee Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2406 (SB 2406) requiring their Department of Education (DOE) to adopt standards for computer science education by the 2023-2024 school year. Under … Continue reading State Legislative Bodies Advance Computer Science and Technology bills for High School Graduation and new Workforce STEM Requirements

Raymond Bell, Jr. Elected BDPA-DC President and Executive Committee Chair

WASHINGTON — Raymond Bell, Jr. has been elected to fill the vacancy of Vice President Business Management and President Elect for BDPA of Greater Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC). Bell will assume President of BDPA-DC and Chair the Chapter’s Executive Committee on … Continue reading Raymond Bell, Jr. Elected BDPA-DC President and Executive Committee Chair

Annual IT Summit

H.O.P.E. Project DMV and BDPA-DC earn $300K Microsoft Community Skills Grant

WASHINGTON―The HOPE Project DMV (hopeprojectonline.com) in partnership with National BDPA’s Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter (bdpadc.org) was awarded a Microsoft community skills grant. Through this grant, they will receive funding, leadership development and tech enablement to support their work in providing digital skills and workforce development opportunities within their … Continue reading H.O.P.E. Project DMV and BDPA-DC earn $300K Microsoft Community Skills Grant

BDPA-DC Welcomes new Training Scholarships for HBCU Seniors and Graduates Earning Industry Certifications with HOPE Project Online

WASHINGTON—The H.O.P.E. Project DMV (HOPE) is accepting applications for next semester’s online STEM certification offering of its renowned and award winning community information technology (IT) training and workforce development  program. Since 2009, HOPE has successfully launched exciting technology careers through … Continue reading BDPA-DC Welcomes new Training Scholarships for HBCU Seniors and Graduates Earning Industry Certifications with HOPE Project Online

U.S. Navy graduates its first Black female fighter pilot

NAS KINGSVILLE, TX — The U.S. Navy’s first Black female fighter pilot has earned her wings, according to the service. The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), Rear Admiral Robert D. Westendorff, USN, celebrated LTJG Swegle for her achievement writing: … Continue reading U.S. Navy graduates its first Black female fighter pilot

Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Annual IT Summit in D.C. Broadens Tech-Inclusion and Community Outreach WASHINGTON — Helping Other People Excel. Now in its tenth year, H.O.P.E. Project DMV (HOPE) has successfully developed a proven approach to broaden community engagements within the tech industry and the … Continue reading Next Generation Digerati are no strangers to ‘Hidden Figure$​’​

Byte Back wins $1 million from TD to expand operations in Baltimore

Toronto, ON and Washington, D.C. (BDPA-DC) – TD announced this week Byte Back is one of 10 recipients to receive their inaugural TD Ready Challenge grants. Each recipient organization will receive CDN $1 million (USD $775,000) to help them scale innovative solutions … Continue reading Byte Back wins $1 million from TD to expand operations in Baltimore

H.O.P.E. Project DMV inks Training and Consulting deal with Goodwill

WASHINGTON—The HOPE Project DMV has signed a consulting and training deal with Goodwill Industries International. Their first project launches later this month during BDPA-DC’s Innovate DMV week (#InnovateDMV17) where 20 Goodwill employees from nine U.S. cities will attend a two-day … Continue reading H.O.P.E. Project DMV inks Training and Consulting deal with Goodwill

Industry Mission Partners receive top Tech and Community Awards

WASHINGTON (bdpatoday)—Industry mission partners received technology and community service awards on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from National BDPA’s Washington, D.C. Chapter (BDPA-DC). Recognition was provided for community involvement and direct support of cybersecurity workforce initiatives, information communications technology (ICT), gaming, … Continue reading Industry Mission Partners receive top Tech and Community Awards