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Partnership Feature

Verizon Skill Forward Program

In October 2020, Verizon and Generation announced a new multi-year strategic partnership aimed at closing the opportunity gap for American workers and expanding access to digital skills. A commitment of over $44 million from Verizon will significantly increase access to a free, technology-focused career training program to help reskill workers. This effort is part of Citizen Verizon, Verizon’s responsible business plan for economic, environmental and social advancement, and will build the foundation to reach the company’s goal of preparing 500,000 individuals for jobs of the future by 2030.

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Some of our programs are now accepting applicants nationwide. The Digital Marketing Analyst, IT Support Specialist, Jr. Cloud Practitioner, and Jr. Web Developer programs are open to individuals around the country.

To learn more about the student experience at Generation USA, to ask questions about our programs and admissions process, and to engage with fellow prospective learners and staff, click here or visit our events calendar to see when our next Virtual Information Session is happening.

Generation Delivers

  • Graduation Rate


    At each United States program, dedicated staff members work with students to ensure they reach graduation.

  • High Retention


    of Generation USA graduates remain in the same job one year after placement.

  • Job Placement


    of graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation.

Generation: Exactly What Employers Need

We focus on tracking and raising the return on investment (ROI) that employers get from recruiting and training. As a result, your new hires operate at higher productivity, with longer retention, and faster speed to promotion.

A gift to Generation provides people across the country with the support and training they need to begin a successful, sustainable career.


Generation in the press

“We’ve designed our new programs specifically for workers who are unemployed, underemployed, facing job displacement due to automation, or further challenged by the pandemic to be delivered at scale; and as always, providing both technical and professional ‘soft skill’ training and support,” said Sean Segal, CEO of Generation.

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“We think most people can do anything when they’re ready,” Segal said. “It’s never too late to invest in yourself. And this program, while it’s a big commitment, is also free, and it has the potential to change lives. So if you’re thinking about it, apply tomorrow and start the journey.”


“They taught us what it means to be the kind of employee who deserves leadership positions,”

Florida Times-Union

An often-overlooked group among the job candidate base are opportunity youth, defined by the Rockefeller Foundation as young people between the ages of 16 to 24 who are neither in school, nor working. In the U.S., that’s an untapped talent pool of 6.7 million individuals.

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