Bellevue University Receives Google Grant to Develop STEM Skills Boot Camp for Local High School Students
Bellevue University has received a generous $15,500 Google Grant award to develop and deliver a boot camp where local high school students can prepare to earn the widely recognized CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+) industry certification.
ITF+ is the only single certification that covers all areas of IT foundations, making it an ideal starting point for non-technical professionals.
The grant funds will go toward increasing access to STEM and computer science education for Omaha metro area students. Students completing the multi-week summer boot camp will receive a certificate of completion and a voucher so they can take the actual CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification test at no cost.
“The ITF+ certification bootcamp will introduce students to basic IT knowledge and skills and at the same time help bridge the digital divide,” explained Dr. Matt Davis, Dean of Bellevue University’s College of Engineering, Technology and Management.
“We’re committed to investing in building the country’s skilled technical workforce and this Google grant helps further Bellevue University’s mission to make sure learners have the skills needed to make an impact in the global workforce,” said Dr. Davis.
Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).