J-WEL launches Emerging Talent effort and certificate in computer and data science
The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announce the launch of Emerging Talent, a programme that enhances pathways to educational, professional and entrepreneurial development for talented individuals from underserved populations. The programme is led by Megan Mitchell, J-WEL's associate director, Pathways for Talent and expands upon MIT Refugee Action Hub (ReACT)'s model that provides refugee and migrant communities around the world with education-to-employment pathways.
Cynthia Breazeal, dean for digital learning at MIT, says of the new effort, "When the COVID-19 pandemic forced education around the world to shift into virtual spaces, it allowed educators everywhere to test online learning in new interactive and innovative ways at scale. This is an area of real growth in the global education space. Our Emerging Talent programs leverage online platforms to bring transformative programming to anywhere in the world, advancing MIT’s commitment to practical learning."