Powering Career Skills
The tech industry needs a capable and diverse pipeline of employees to fuel 21st century jobs. The need is currently outpacing the supply of skilled talent. To power the global economy, we need to bridge the skills gap and build a diverse talent pipeline for the jobs of today and the future.
We're using the power of our network to build a better tomorrow. By investing in new tools and solutions that leverage our unique technologies and capabilities, AT&T is personalizing and mobilizing the way all students learn.
We've teamed up with Udacity to launch the Nanodegree program, online educational pathways to industry-relevant skills. Nanodegree courses are online, project-based, and taught by leaders in tech, with support by coaches. More than 30,000 learners worldwide, including nearly 2,000 employees, are enrolled in various Nanodegree credentials; as of Fall 2017 more than 700 employees have earned a credential. We are also joining with Udacity to provide scholarships to underserved students through multiple leading nonprofit organizations as well as collaborating with other innovative organizations to provide and support opportunities to foster skills that will meet the needs of the future workforce.
Latest Aspire Updates
May 15, 2018 |Learn more
Meet the 2018 AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class
I love getting to meet and learn from innovators from all walks of life. When people from diverse backgrounds — geographically, culturally, ethnically or professionally — come together to address social challenges, the results are awe-inspiring.Learn more »
Apr 9, 2018 |Learn more
Help Classrooms Across the U.S. Win Up to $5,000 to Tell Their Story
We at AT&T are continually inspired by the next generation of digital storytellers – the teachers and students who are using the power of technology to create engaging, innovative and compelling classroom projects.Learn more »
Apr 3, 2018 |Learn more
Celebrating our Employees Living a Life of Service
During April, National Volunteer Month, we’re celebrating our employees who go above and beyond to make a positive impact on their community. Throughout the month, employees across the country will be participating in marquee volunteer events with City Year...Learn more »
Mar 29, 2018 |Learn more
Imagination.org Inventor’s Challenge: 2018 Winners
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. – Thomas Edison I’ve always been inspired by that famous quote, and I use it today, often, with my kids. Behind Edison’s many inventions there must have been countless ima...Learn more »
Feb 22, 2018 |Learn more
How AT&T is Helping Pablo and Other Teen Filmmakers Realize Their Dreams
Seventeen-year-old Pablo Zuniga had an idea for a TV show. It wasn’t about fast cars, space or crime scene investigators. Pablo wanted to tell the world that it’s okay for boys to cry and suicide is not something to be glorified.Learn more »
Feb 12, 2018 |Learn more
DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories
A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students wit...Learn more »
Feb 1, 2018 |Learn more
Do You Know a Young Problem Solver? The AT&T and Imagination.org Inventor's Challenge is Back
Every year, we see new inventions that solve problems and entertain. 2017 brought us a smartphone with face recognition, an electric vehicle for the masses and a stress-relieving toy everyone from your 5-year-old to your grandmother was obsessed with, seemi...Learn more »
Jan 16, 2018 |Learn more
AT&T Aspire Accelerator Alumni: Where are they now?
In the spring of 2016, CommonLit.org was a collection of about 100 individual PDF reading lessons that English teachers could download and use with their students. Despite its humble start, I had a big vision.Learn more »