Miami Dade, Intel Teaming on AI Workforce

Miami Dade College (MDC) in Miami, Fla., is teaming up with technology giant Intel Corporation on a program that aims to provide cutting-edge education on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to for the coming generation of techies, engineers, and inventors.

The Intel AI for Workforce Program – which features technology support from Dell Technologies – offers a wealth of AI education and training that is leading to the development of related credit and degree programs by MDC.

For its part, Intel is providing more than 225 hours of AI content. That contribution includes courses on data collection, computer vision, AI model training, coding, and instruction on ethics and societal impact of AI tech. Intel is also offering professional training for MDC faculty, and implementation guidance.

So far, two members of the MDC faculty have completed AI for Workforce training, with three more faculty members in the pipeline.  MDC is using the content to create what it calls a “stackable credential pathway” in applied AI that will include a college credit certificate, Associate’s in Science, and Bachelor’s in Science.

MDC will offer begin to offer applied AI classes for community members this fall at its new AI Center.

“The AI for Workforce Program provides a pathway for meeting the growing demand for a wide range of AI skillsets,” said Dr. George Gabb, lead faculty for AI programs at MDC. “It takes students from awareness to experience and completing a practical training,” he said, adding, “Intel curriculum’s objective and flexibility makes it a great match for MDC and our students.”

“We are excited to partner with Intel to expand AI education in South Florida, and continue serving the community as a bridge to high paying jobs and in-demand tech careers,” commented MDC President Madeline Pumariega.

“In partnership with Miami Dade College and Dell Technologies, we are committed to the re-skilling of the American workforce and to advancing diversity and inclusion to ensure that the next generation of technologists are prepared and provided opportunities for AI education,” said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the company’s Client Computing Group.