Trinity College announces the launch of Trinity Tech-Edge, the latest program developed as part of the Trinity-Infosys Applied Learning Initiative. Tech-Edge is designed to bridge the liberal arts and the future of digital technology by teaching undergraduate students and recent graduates core skills in technology and business innovation. The program is open to undergraduate students or recent graduates of any college or university.
The program will begin Monday, June 15, and will conclude Thursday, July 2, running from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT on weekdays. Industry innovators and Trinity College computer science faculty will teach technology skills through a customized virtual program for students and recent graduates with little-to-no background. Course offerings include: Programming and Software Development Basics; Introduction to Artificial Intelligence; Cybersecurity Fundamentals; and Ethics, Privacy, and Compliance. On the business innovation side, participants will also interact closely and network with experts in the fields of accounting, marketing, finance, operations, strategy, and Infosys digital technology, learning real-world insights from across industries.
“Our goal with Trinity Tech-Edge is to equip talented liberal arts students with new skills and perspectives in technology and innovation,” said Sonia Cardenas, Trinity’s chief academic officer. “Liberal arts students are uniquely positioned to work in disruptive environments, marked by uncertainty and requiring creativity, communication, and agile collaboration.”
Srikantan Moorthy, Infosys Executive Vice President and Global Head of Education and Training, said, “Infosys is proud to partner with Trinity College to create Tech-Edge, a program designed to build a hybrid talent pool by augmenting students’ broad-based liberal arts education with the technological skills needed for the future of work. We’re excited to be able to offer this program virtually to allow students access to top training and real-world opportunities.”
The program also includes a two-day Design Thinking bootcamp that introduces students to a human-centered approach to creative problem solving, and will culminate in a real-world challenge, solving a business problem for a nonprofit or company. At the end of the three-week program, students will receive a LinkedIn Badge to recognize Tech-Edge completion. There will also be career development sessions designed to prepare liberal arts students for the future of work, giving them a professional edge in the job market of today.
The Tech-Edge program requires that students have a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.