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Infoblox Releases a Diverse Student Certification Program to Grow Minority Representation in the Technology Sector
Fremont, CA: The pandemic compelled every industry to embrace cloud computing. There was only one choice: do or die. Every company has expedited its cloud journey in order to support new ways of working and build future resilience. They have come a long way, but the journey is far from over.
Today, Infoblox, the leader in cloud-first networking and security services, has launched the Infoblox Diverse Student Certification program with the University of La Verne, a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), in partnership with the TELACU Education Foundation. The program includes two courses that introduce students to the fundamentals of DDI as well as hands-on product training led by Infoblox experts.
"The technology sector continues to drive the global economy and presents strong career opportunities for young professionals," stated Jesper Andersen, President and CEO of Infoblox. "The historical under-representation of people of color and women in technology careers inspired us to grow the pipeline with this program. We are connecting the next generation of workers with learning pathways and certifications that open the door to core networking services jobs with our company, channel partners, and 12,000-plus customers."
"We are honored that Infoblox selected the University of La Verne to be a part of this important initiative," remarked Dr. Devorah Lieberman, President of the University of La Verne. "In its over 130 years of history, the university has been dedicated to preparing our students with the skills necessary for success in their chosen fields of study and to prepare them for the needs of the marketplace. With over 7,000 students – 70% from diverse populations and over half the first in their families to attend college – this exciting partnership fulfills our mission to serve the needs of our students and the community."
These certifications, classes, and ongoing mentoring from Infoblox's Unid@s Blox Hispanic employee resource group (ERG) aim to provide students with the foundational skills needed to begin careers in IT networking, as well as a significant advantage when looking for work.