Bennett College has been awarded a Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program grant through the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA). The grant, totaling $699,950, will expand instruction and remote learning opportunities to the neighboring community in Greensboro’s census tract 112, improve Wi-Fi capabilities for Bennett College students, and will allow the College to create the Entrepreneurship, Coding, and Artificial Intelligence for Members of the Community Program (E Camp) to offer on-campus and remote hybrid certificate programs to train local community members and students in the areas of entrepreneurship, coding and artificial intelligence.
According to Dr. Mondrail Myrick, Bennett College Director of Information Technology and Principal Investigator of the CMC grant, “This project will improve campus-community relations, increase the college’s capacity to deliver quality instruction and provide additional accelerated programs to increase entrepreneurial pathways for students and the community.”
The anticipated launch of the E Camp is Fall 2023.
For more information about the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot grant, visit the BroadbandUSA website.