NLC Receives Grant to Participate in Grow With Google Career Readiness Program
January 24, 2022
Awarded $25,000 to train Latino students on career and digital skills
Northeast Lakeview College is proud to announce that it has received $25,000 from the Grow With Google Hispanic Serving Institution Career Readiness Program. The Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program offers a semester-long in-person and online digital skills program to help students prepare for critical steps in their career journey. Whether preparing for an internship or first job, students will have an opportunity to join interactive video and in-person lessons, participate in activities that help them master key digital and real-world skills, and meet with peers or career counselors for follow-up discussions.
In partnership with Grow with Google, HACU is launching the Grow with Google HSI Career Readiness Program. The new initiative will provide Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) with a grant to launch an evidence-based digital skills curriculum, created by Google, to help Latino students build their careers and increase their economic potential. Through the program, Google will partner with HACU and invest $2 million to help HSIs train 200,000 Latino students on digital skills by 2025.
“Northeast Lakeview College, as part of the Alamo Colleges District, supports high impact learning practices, including the benefits of experiential learning. Our Grow with Google partnership will provide students the opportunity to develop career competencies, while enhancing their digital skills, helping students stand out in the job market. We are thankful for Google’s support in expanding our capacity to serve students and provide meaningful hands-on career training.” Dr. Veronica Garcia, NLC President Interested students should reach to The NLC Career Engaged Learning Office (CELO) to sign up.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, founded in 1986, represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). The Association’s headquarters are in San Antonio, Texas, with regional offices in Washington, D.C, and Sacramento, California.
ABOUT GROW WITH GOOGLE
Grow with Google was started in 2017 to help Americans grow their skills, careers, and businesses. It provides free training, tools, and expertise to help small business owners, veterans, and military families, job seekers and students, educators, startups, and developers. Since Grow with Google’s inception, it has helped more than six million Americans develop new skills. Grow with Google has a network of more than 8,000 partner organizations like libraries, schools, small business development centers, chambers of commerce, workforce development boards, and nonprofits to help people coast-to-coast.
About Northeast Lakeview College
Northeast Lakeview College, established in 2007, is the newest of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District. A center for educational excellence and a Hispanic Serving Institution, Northeast Lakeview College combines innovative instruction with hands-on experience to provide exemplary enrichment opportunities for students and the community. Northeast Lakeview College serves more than 6,500 students from northeast San Antonio and surrounding communities – including Bexar, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties.