Google Plans to Build University Inside California HeadquartersBy Francis Trance, UniversityHerald Reporter
Google will finally build a university for coders right its Mountain View Headquarters in California. However, the company will give preference to students from historically black universities and colleges.
The move was pushed forward by Google to help black youths to be computer programmers that can eventually help push forward the boundaries of technology today to its limits. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the said university will help both Howard University and Google and help society. This is the main objective of Google as they also pointed out the they are not being sponsored by the said university to put up the school in their compound.
NBC reported that Google's employee demographics lack a balance of ethnicity. Only five percent of the company are black, while most are Asians and Caucasians. The University will focus on fixing this disparity by giving incentives and opportunity for minorities, such as black and Latinos to have a good educational background and at the same time, equal opportunity to land a decent job in one of the biggest companies to date.
The curriculum of this Howard university extension are computer programming, software engineering and computer science. Google's move will surely would open the gates of opportunity for many of the black and Latino community as the university is intended for minorities in the first place. Though it is not a political statement, the move does give priority to Blacks and Latinos, who regularly get into issues of racism and discrimination.
According to Bonita Steward, Google Global Partnerships and also a Howard Alumni, that the lack of access to mentors and exposure to decent education will result in the decay of minority society. This is the goal both Howard University and the government, that students become educated, dependent and extremely equip to tackle any technical problems that may come their way.