BELTON, Texas—The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is excited to announce plans to launch the Global Tech Experience pilot program this summer. Beginning in May 2022, UMHB undergraduate students will have access to Podium Education's experiential global program through three tracks. Those tracks include Digital Marketing, Intro to Coding, and Data Analytics.
UMHB undergraduate students will have the opportunity to work with peers worldwide to earn course credits and learn employer-demanded skills for improved career outcomes. They will experience applied case studies and projects from global companies like Facebook, Canva, Google and Instagram.
Dr. Nancy Bonner, UMHB's associate provost for strategic initiatives, is thrilled to introduce this partnership and offer three global tech programs to UMHB students this summer. "These courses are open to all UMHB undergraduate students, regardless of their major. In this global economy where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, we want to ensure that all of our students have the opportunity to benefit by acquiring these high-demand skills."
Podium Education works with 50 universities across the United States. Podium's Global Tech Program was first launched in 2020 and has student participation from 38 countries around the world.
"We're really excited for UMHB students to join our experiential learning platform this summer," said Aled Owens, head of Partnerships at Podium. "Students will have the opportunity to improve their intercultural communication skills and earn badges in employer-demanded tech skills including Excel, Tableau and Shopify."
The UMHB Global Tech Experience is a global experiential program that will pilot this summer and, depending on learner interest, be taught at different times throughout the academic year. The program allows students to learn tech and intercultural skills and encourages them to work in diverse teams and learn to build products and services for people of all backgrounds and cultures. Students access real-world business simulations and intercultural training exercises, such as story circles to help improve their intercultural communication skills. To learn more about UMHB's Global Tech Experience, visit www.globaltech.umhb.edu.