Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

HBCUs, Ford Motor Form Partnership to Implement High School Program

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

HBCUs, Ford Motor Form Partnership to Implement High School Program

Article excerpt

WASHINGTON

To spearhead a pilot program designed to prepare African American high school students for college and careers, the Ford Motor Company Fund announced a partnership among the national Historically Black Colleges and Universities' Business Deans Roundtable (HBCU BDRT), the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies (Ford PAS) and high schools.

Five regional business school deans of the HBCU BDRT will select the pilot schools that will participate in the initial phase of this effort. To underwrite the cost of this pilot program, Ford Motor Company Fund has agreed to commit $100,000.

"We're delighted to partner with Ford on this program," said Dr. Barron Harvey, dean of Howard University's School of Business and founding chairman of the national HBCU BDRT. "First and foremost this continues a longstanding partnership that Ford has had with historically Black colleges and universities, and more specifically in promoting educational opportunities for African American students. We're also pleased with the role that the HBCU Deans Roundtable has in launching this pilot and working with high schools in our respective areas to implement this important and outstanding program to expose college-bound students to what we think is a leading-edge curriculum."

The new program will use the Ford PAS curriculum to provide high school students with a high-quality, interdisciplinary learning experience that challenges them academically and develops their problem-solving, team work, critical thinking and communication skills. The curriculum will introduce students to the concepts and skills necessary to prepare them for professional careers in fields such as business, engineering and technology. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.