Udacity has teamed up with SUSE — a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions — to help students everywhere get the in-demand skills they need to launch a successful career in cloud native application development.
Cloud Native Architecture (CNA) is a form of tech stack that consists of microservices and cloud technology, and has been described as the future of application development today.
Along with collaborating to create the Cloud Native Foundations course — the first course of the soon to be released Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program — SUSE has also worked with us to provide 300 scholarships for the program.
Ramona Saintandre is a trailblazer. She’s a proud 50-year-old mother of three kids and grandmother of eight who has worked in the tech industry for two decades.
She has been in the IT field for more than 20 years now, primarily in a support role ranging from helpdesk, operations, field service work, technology business sales, and server system administrator. However, her journey through tech has not always been smooth.
“Udacity came into my life after I was laid off from a company that I worked at for 10 years, due to corporate restructuring. I found that the world of IT had changed a lot in those 10 years. Hiring companies were looking for more experience in scripting, coding, web page assistance. It was then that a friend of mine sent me a link for one of the scholarships offered by Udacity and I applied,” she said.
“The Blacks In Technology (BIT) Foundation’s goal and mission is to ‘“stomp the divide” between Black workers and the greater tech industry. The intent is to fundamentally influence and effect change at both an individual and systemic level. Blacks In Technology achieves this through training, education, networking, and mentorship programs with the support of allies, partners, sponsors, and member volunteers,” explains Dennis Schultz, Executive Director of Blacks In Technology.
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the toughest in recent history. As countries worked to fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, global economies started to dwindle. This led to rampant unemployment and an immediate need for instant reskilling and upskilling.
We’re proud to say that we helped more than 60,000 aspiring students globally through various scholarship programs this year. Out of these students, around 4,000 have been offered a full scholarship to our Nanodegree programs.
As a students-first organization, we strive to transform our learners’ lives every day. All of our Nanodegree programs and scholarships are guided by this one mission: To train the workforce in the careers of the future.
To celebrate our learners, we selected a handful of empowering stories from students who participated in the first phase of the scholarship program. And as you read these testimonials, we hope that you’re inspired to further your education — regardless of the program.
Udacity is excited to announce that we are launching 15,000 scholarships in Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence with Bertelsmann for the second year! The scholarship program is part of a three-year commitment by Bertelsmann to fund 50,000 tech scholarships for students to learn with Udacity.
The year 2020 has been illuminating. Social unrest and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement shined a light on the inequity that minority communities face in their daily lives, or in getting access to jobs in industries like tech.
Udacity wants to stamp out this inequity, and we believe that the path to better careers for underrepresented communities is paved with education. Our mission is to power careers — for everyone — through tech education. And, we pledge to increase educational and professional opportunities for underrepresented communities.