Yesterday, the leading RPA Vendor UiPath announced it has partnered with seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to provide Automation Education. These are Clark Atlanta University, Grambling State University, Jackson State University, Stillman College, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, and Winston Salem University.
The Company’s Academic Alliance partnerships with HBCUs bring workforce development opportunities, along with skills, training, and knowledge, to HBCU students so they not only thrive in digitally-led work environments but also shape them.
The seven HBCUs that have recently partnered with UiPath are among more than 750 universities and colleges in UiPath’s Academic Alliance program, which gives professors a free automation curriculum to teach automation skills to future generations. Industry research shows there is soaring demand for professionals who have such skills.
“As a professor, it’s my job to make sure my students are prepared to enter the workforce with the skills they need to succeed. A UiPath survey found that 70% of senior executives want even non-technical employees to have automation skills – a sign that it’s of utmost importance for universities like Tuskegee University to provide our students with RPA training programs, especially among business, accounting, and IT applications. UiPath’s commitment to diversifying the tech community is admirable and we’re proud to partner with them on this curriculum.”Dr. Jack Crumbly, Management Department Chair in the Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science at Tuskegee University