The Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory (MAGIC) is pleased to announce that they are recipients of a Truist Foundation Building Career Pathways to Economic Mobility grant of $8,360. This funding will be used to relaunch MAGIC’s data science programming, making it available to Westminster residents free of charge.
The purpose of the Building Career Pathways to Economic Mobility grant is to create and redefine career pathways to jobs that lead to economic mobility and prosperity for all regardless of education level or background. Grant funding will allow MAGIC to hold two offerings of their Big Data Bootcamp, an introductory series on data analysis as a career path.
“Data science is the most in-demand career across a wide spectrum of industries,” says Graham Dodge, Executive Director of MAGIC. “This program will not only expose students to the fundamentals of data science but will upskill those adults looking for a career change.”
The goal of MAGIC’s Big Data Bootcamp is to introduce adult students to Python, basic data science, and machine learning techniques that will provide them with a foundational understanding of data science and prepare them for further learning.
“At a time when there’s high demand for strong talent pipelines in our community, MAGIC is preparing individuals for thriving-wage jobs and highlighting the opportunities available to them,” said Greg Farno, regional president for Truist’s Maryland Region. “We’re proud to lend our support to programs like this that provide inclusive access to meaningful career paths and advance economic mobility. It’s how we fulfill Truist’s purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”
Big Data Bootcamp begins in October and is available to anyone over the age of 16 with an internet connection. Check out the full schedule and find more information at https://magicinc.org/events/bdb.
About Truist Foundation:
Truist’s purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities. By partnering directly with nonprofit organizations that support wealth building for historically excluded communities, Truist is helping them innovate and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those they serve. For additional information about the Truist Foundation, visit https://www.truist.com/purpose/truist-foundation.