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Miles College receives $2M from IBM in AI + Cloud Technology Resources |

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Students from Miles College. Photo via Miles College

All aboard the tech train! IMB awarded Miles College with $2M in artificial intelligence and open hybrid cloud technology resources.

The Collaboration

The Miles College collaboration is part of a $100 million commitment by IBM to invest in technology, assets, resources and skill development with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The initiative will include access to resources at no-charge for teaching, learning and noncommercial research with recent enhancements like access to guest lectures.

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Miles College advances in tech. Photo via Miles
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University Technology Colleges failing younger students

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Young people who join a University Technical College (UTC) at the age of 14 do far worse on average in their GCSEs than similar teenagers at other schools, according to a new study from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The research carried out by LSE’s Centre for Vocational Education Research shows students who enrol in UTCs at age 14 (Year 10) are 26 percentage points less likely to get at least five good GCSE grades than similar students who are not in UTCs.

For those joining at 16 (Year 12), UTCs boost vocational

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Work progresses on Dudley College’s Institute of Technology

Work is continuing on Dudley College’s Institute of Technology off Castle Hill

The Government has given the college £16.8 million to build its Institute of Technology off Castle Hill.

The building is set to open to students in September 2021 – with more than 2,000 learners set to be taught at the institute by 2025.

It will focus on apprenticeships and offer courses in advanced manufacturing, modern construction methodologies and medical engineering.

Education and council bosses say the facility will boost to the region’s economy.

Work to build the site began in October. Construction was delayed by six weeks due

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Tangent and Altada Technology Solutions team up with Alsessor, a new AI accelerator programme

Tangent, Trinity College Dublin’s ‘Ideas Workspace’ has partnered with Altada Technology Solutions to create Alsessor, a new AI accelerator programme supporting early stage startups and entrepreneurs in the growth and commercialisation of their businesses.

This partnership aims to embed the initiative in the AI start-up ecosystem and create cornerstones for ambitious, global-reaching businesses.

Alsessor has issued a call out to all early stage AI startups in Retail, Digital Health, FinTech, InsurTech, Regulatory, and Compliance, seeking participation from early stage companies working on AI-based products and services ready for development and commercialisation.

Ken Finnegan, CEO of Tangent, Trinity’s ideas Workspace, said:

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GMAT/GRE Waiver for Fall 2020

Due to the uncertainty created by COVID-19 and the closure of standardized test centers, effective immediately Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is accepting applications for fall 2020 without standardized tests; GMAT/GRE. Applicants will be reviewed with the information submitted and may be requested to provide additional information or an online interview. For international applicants: if TOEFL or IELTS English proficiency exams are not available, RIT will accept the Duolingo English Test for 2020 applications. Students admitted with Duolingo scores will take an additional English test at RIT.

With rolling admissions, we are still accepting

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