Microchip manufacturing giant Intel launches its new AI for Workforce program in the United States. Intel launched this program under its Digital Readiness initiative to train future workers in artificial intelligence.
Eighteen community colleges across various regions of the country will host the AI for Workforce program. Intel has collaborated with Dell Technologies to design this unique program to teach the future workforce the necessary artificial intelligence and machine learning skills that the industry currently demands.
According to the company officials, more than 80,000 students would be able to benefit from this program. CEO of Intel, Pat Gelsinger, said, “The next-generation workforce will need skills and training in AI to develop solutions to the world’s greatest challenges, and community colleges play a huge role in unleashing innovative thinking.”
He further added that he started his career at a community college where he developed his interest in technology, and that led him to his dream job at Intel. The course would focus on some fundamentals of artificial intelligence and other related aspects like computer vision, data collection, artificial intelligence model training, ethical use of artificial intelligence, natural language processing, social impact, and coding.
It is a 200 hours long comprehensive course designed for students to increase their chances of employment. No prior knowledge of coding is required for participating in this course. The program was first started back in 2019 at Maricopa community college in Arizona and then steadily expanded to other regions like New Mexico, Michigan, and California.
Vice President and General Manager of Dell Technologies, Jillian Mansolf, said, “Higher education institutions are a catalyst for change by providing expertise and training in emerging fields. By collaborating with Intel, Dell is able to deliver AI learning experiences to these students, helping to prepare the future workforce for impact and success.”