“JFF is proud to partner with Verizon and Generation USA in line with our commitment to drive economic advancement for all,” says Maria Flynn, president and CEO of JFF. “We are excited to continue working with bold employers, like Verizon, established workforce systems, and innovative training providers, like Generation USA, to expand access to career opportunities in this growing sector.”
JFF will help drive the program to scale and expand best practices across participating colleges by providing coaching for college staff, conducting an impact evaluation, and managing a robust peer learning network.
The partnership provides a unique opportunity to connect existing college programs with JFF’s expertise in scaling student success initiatives and Generation USA’s strong training curricula—for roles such as junior web developer, IT support specialist, and cloud support practitioner. These programs have an 80-percent completion rate and 75-percent employment rate for graduates.
“We’re excited to work with JFF and colleges around the country to bring Generation to the greater higher ed community,” says Sean Segal, CEO of Generation USA. “Our unique approach pairs the traditional education-to-employment system with bootcamp-style training and support while meeting students and employers where…