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Rep. Ro Khanna Headlines Launch Of Google/DMACC Partnership
(Editor’s Note: ce first appeared in Iowa Starting Line.)
Nearly 200 students, including many in rural and underserved communities, are on a fast path toward high-tech careers in a Google-backed program with a base in Des Moines — and ties to Silicon Valley and cutting-edge companies around the globe — that Congressman Ro Khanna shepherded from concept to classroom reality.
Khanna, a Democrat who represents Silicon Valley in California, one of the nation’s more muscular economic regions, sees bringing tech careers to a broader sweep of the nation as essential to building a modern economy — and stitching together an often culturally-divided nation.
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) officially launched TalentSprint’s Techwise Partnership at its urban campus in north downtown Des Moines. Google is a financial force behind the 18-months of training designed to enable students to become entry-level software engineers upon completion.
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