I.D.E.A.S. Workforce Development

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The AI LA Community and the Wiase Research Institute are excited to announce our partnership in launching the Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship in STEAM (I.D.E.A.S.) Workforce Development program in January 2022.

I.D.E.A.S. is a competitive program that focuses on exposing professionals and students to AI Product Management while growing a more diverse recruitment pipeline for companies to source talent.
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AI LA is here to help you with the next steps in your career journey!

There is no technology more reflective of its creators than artificial intelligence (AI). To increase the likelihood of AI products being representative of their intended users, we need to change the people building these products. Our competitive I.D.E.A.S. program is intended to diversify the talent pipeline here in Los Angeles, starting with Product Managers.  

AI LA strongly believes that creating a culture of Responsible AI development that is accountable to users, prioritizes inclusion, and creates products that truly work for everyone must be reflected in the product development strategy of all stakeholders.

You will be supported by a mentor network and your cohort is intended to keep you accountable. After graduating from the program, you will have the opportunity to join a social impact project and we will provide warm introductions for employment opportunities. 

Program details:
2-month virtual program (~10-15 hours per week, self-paced)
Nanodegree offered at no cost to participants ($800 value)
No experience required
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Graduates receive: 
Nano-degree from Udacity
AI LA and corporate partner mentor-network
Hands-on, practical work experience
Warm introductions for work opportunities
Lifelong alumni community and networking (Invite to our annual IDEAS alumni event)

Who should apply:
We encourage all BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ professionals and students from diverse backgrounds who are typically underrepresented in equity-centered Product Management to apply for this scholarship program and receive an opportunity to upskill in AI Product Management.

Scholarships will be awarded based on your social impact vision and goals using AI for good upon completion of the program.

Important Dates:
Applications open: December 16th, 2021
Applications close: January 13th 11:59 pm PT.
Cohort 1 begins: January 18th, 2022

If you have questions please reach out to ideas@joinai.la

Applications are Closed.

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Workforce Development