Powering Career Skills
The tech industry needs a capable and diverse pipeline of employees to fuel 21st century jobs. The need is currently outpacing the supply of skilled talent. To power the global economy, we need to bridge the skills gap and build a diverse talent pipeline for the jobs of today and the future.
We're using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow. By investing in new tools and solutions that leverage our unique technologies and capabilities, AT&T is personalizing and mobilizing the way all students learn.
We've teamed up with Udacity to launch the Nanodegree program, online educational pathways to industry-relevant skills. Nanodegree courses are online, project-based, and taught by leaders in tech, with support by coaches. More than 20,000 learners worldwide, including nearly 2,000 employees, are enrolled in various Nanodegree credentials; to date more than 400 employees have earned a credential. We are also joining with Udacity to provide scholarships to underserved students through multiple leading nonprofit organizations as well as collaborating with other innovative organizations to provide and support opportunities to foster skills that will meet the needs of the future workforce.
- Georgia Tech-Udacity
- Genesys Works
- Girl Scouts USA
- Roadtrip Nation
- Girls Who Code
- Jobs for America's Graduates
- Communites in Schools
- Year Up
Latest Aspire Updates
Feb 12, 2018 |Learn more
DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories
A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students wit...Learn more »
Feb 1, 2018 |Learn more
Do You Know a Young Problem Solver? The AT&T and Imagination.org Inventor's Challenge is Back
Every year, we see new inventions that solve problems and entertain. 2017 brought us a smartphone with face recognition, an electric vehicle for the masses and a stress-relieving toy everyone from your 5-year-old to your grandmother was obsessed with, seemi...Learn more »
Jan 16, 2018 |Learn more
AT&T Aspire Accelerator Alumni: Where are they now?
In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision.Learn more »
Jan 11, 2018 |Learn more
Are You Ready for an Accelerator?
Building a company is incredibly hard... and incredibly rewarding. I know from experience. Before working at AT&T, I supported a portfolio of start-ups at a venture capital firm. There’s nothing quite like making an idea a reality and seeing its impact ...Learn more »
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AT&T Aspire Accelerator: Where are they now?
Feb. 17, 2017 will forever be burned into my mind. The Bitsbox team had that date circled in red on the calendar for months prior. It’s the day some of us sweat through our shirts and others found comfort in raiding the snack cabinet. Feb. 17 was the day ou...Learn more »
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Jobs for America’s Graduates and AT&T Team Up to Provide Academic and Career Training in 34 States
Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2017 – Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) and AT&T are working together to help raise the high school graduation rate and support successful career pathways by expanding academic support and providing mentoring opportunit...Learn more »