The American Association of Community Institutions (AACC) has announced a partnership with Intel and Dell Technologies as part of Intel’s AI for Workforce program to improve AI training across the community and technical institutions in all 50 states by 2023.
The new initiative intends to make community college the primary stop for AI workforce training, reskilling, and upskilling. Last year Intel introduced the “AI for Workforce Program” at Maricopa Community College (MCC) in Arizona, with an AI-based curriculum that allows students to obtain a certificate or associate degree in AI. The initiative has grown to 31 schools in 18 states in the previous year.
AACC and Intel are cooperating with Dell Technologies as the exclusive technology partner to provide resources for the community school that provides AI training and certificate programs to assist the program’s expansion.
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Intel’s executives think individuals with various perspectives and experiences should shape AI. Community colleges draw students from multiple backgrounds and skills in the United States’ higher education system. On the other hand, Dell Technologies is advising schools on how to effectively set up AI laboratories for teaching in-person, hybrid, and online students.
The new alliance will benefit under-resourced areas by focusing on Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) and tribal colleges and is dedicated to the program’s continued expansion. MSIs makeup seventeen schools now taking part in the AI for Workforce program.
Intel is delivering over 200 hours of AI training material to college professors to guide curriculum creation and instruction through the initiative, which was started in 2020 in conjunction with the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and with assistance from the State of Arizona. This material is being utilized to construct AI courses, certifications, and degrees and the first-ever AI for Workforce degree and certificate programs.