The arrangement opens up opportunities for the region’s tech-savvy students
The College of Southern Nevada is partnering with Intel to expand the company’s Artificial Intelligence for Workforce Program, part of a nationwide effort that will enable students to land careers in high-tech, healthcare, automotive, industrial and aerospace fields.
CSN is one of 18 community colleges across the country joining the partnership. Naser Heravi, chair of the college’s renowned Computing and Information Technology Department, said CSN is working on a related curriculum and is looking forward to growing the partnership with Intel.
“By partnering with one the world’s leading experts, we are in the beginning stages of developing a full program on Artificial Intelligence,” Heravi said. “This opens up opportunities for Southern Nevada’s students, particularly those interested in engineering, business and computer science-related fields.” He added that students in business and entrepreneurial fields, behavioral and psychological sciences, and many other programs would also benefit from the program.
Students can expect to learn traditional skills such as data collection, AI model training, and coding, and explore the societal impact of AI technology. Additionally, students will develop a social impact of AI project, working closely with teachers and Intel mentors.
According to Intel, a 2021 survey co-branded Dell and Intel, AI and machine learning are the area of study most anticipated to increase in demand over the next three years. “According to the same survey, AI skills were surveyed as the second most in-demand skill behind cybersecurity. CSN was named a Cybersecurity “Center of Excellence” by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency in 2018.