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.

The Verizon Skill Forward Program is part of Citizen Verizon, Verizon responsible business plan for economic, environmental, and social advancement

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Verizon and Generation partner to close the opportunity gap and reskill workers


Partnering with Generation enables us to bring their successful career training program into the homes of thousands of Americans who need it most and who it might not traditionally be available to.” – Rose Stuckey Kirk, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer at Verizon.

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Generation USA Virtual Graduation Ceremony

On February 19th we watched 171 students officially become #GenGrads! Thanks to our partnership with Verizon, these students have had the opportunity to gain free industry certifications, access to multiple career pathways, and a lifetime of support from a robust network of alumni, partners, and services. Congratulations on this incredible achievement, and we cannot wait to see the impact you have on the industry!

In the Press

Colleges Pilot Free Online Reskilling Program

The Verizon Reskilling Program is being led by workforce and education nonprofit JFF, in collaboration with Generation USA, a nonprofit that provides free career training, placement and support, with funding from Verizon.

Campus Technology

May 4, 2021

Verizon unveils workforce re-skilling pilot with colleges

A workforce training development program part of Verizon’s re-skilling initiative on Wednesday announced a pilot program offering free online skills training through colleges. The pilot is another step towards the partnership’s goal of training 500,000 tech workers by 2030.


April 22, 2021

Generation USA Graduates Largest Cohort of Online Students

On average, graduates earn 3x what they were prior to the program. More than 50% of participants are women, nearly 40% have dependents, and 66% of learners identify as Black or African-American, and 55% have a high school education or less.

Yahoo! Finance

February 24, 2021