Benedict College’s new ServiceNow Tech Center, which celebrated its grand opening today, aims to broaden the scope of today’s tech workforce pipeline.
The center, located inside Benedict’s Business Development Center at 2601 Read St., is part of a $1 million multiyear strategic partnership between Benedict and ServiceNow, a California-based company that aims to equip traditionally underrepresented students with the digital skills needed in today’s workforce.
The partnership, formed in 2021, also includes five years of ServiceNow-awarded scholarships for Benedict students pursuing science, technology, engineering arts or math degrees as well as access to a ServiceNow HBCU Bootcamp program that uses customized, hands-on learning to help prepare students for tech careers.
ServiceNow offers a cloud-based workflow automation platform that helps businesses and organizations streamline work processes.
Roslyn Clark Artis, president and CEO of Benedict College, joined ServiceNow’s chairman and CEO Bill McDermott in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new center, and community members and Benedict students walked through the center’s brightly lit spaces decorated with minimalist, fashionable furnishings.
The center includes a state-of-the-art computer lab with a maker space, laptop stations, a pitch room, private study rooms and a student lounge, as well as updated network infrastructure and new devices to provide students with critical access to technology.