The Howard West program which is an intense summer residency program that trains and mentors Howard University STEM students at the Googleplex campus in Silicon Valley is now opening the program to all HBCUs across the nation, recently reported the Shade Room. “Google has committed themselves to diversifying their company and the IT industry. After a successful pilot of their Howard West program, they are now opening the program to all HBCUs,” wrote HBCU Grad on Instagram.
HBCU Grad added, “S/o to google for valuing HBCUs as the incomparable resources of diverse talent they are!”
In a blog post, Google engineer Howard Sueing wrote, “The pilot exceeded our expectations in many ways. Students and faculty noted both the rigor and immersion in life at Google as the program’s most compelling aspects, and the Googlers involved felt there was a true exchange of knowledge, culture and understanding.”
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TSR STAFF: Myeisha E. @myeisha.essex __________________________________________ Google is expanding one of its programs to bring more black engineers to the tech space! __________________________________________ The company announced today that they’re growing their Howard West program, which launched last year as a 3-month residency for Howard University students at Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA. Now, the coding program will last a full academic year and will be open to other historically black colleges and universities. __________________________________________ “The pilot exceeded our expectations in many ways,” Google engineer Howard Sueing said in a blog post. “Students and faculty noted both the rigor and immersion in life at Google as the program’s most compelling aspects, and the Googlers involved felt there was a true exchange of knowledge, culture and understanding.” __________________________________________ This is Google’s latest effort to diversify its workforce. According to TechCrunch, Google is currently 31 percent female, 2 percent black and 4 percent Latinx. USA TODAY reports that that “top universities turn out— read more at TheShadeRoom.com!
People were like “Howard paving the way”.
“Howard paving the way for others #HU,” one Instagram user commented.