City of Tuscaloosa to Participate in HBCU Co-Op Program
June 11, 2021
The Tuscaloosa City Council voted on Tuesday, June 8 to participate in a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Co-Op Program in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA).
With a total of 14 HBCUs, Alabama has the largest number of HBCUs in the nation. By participating in this program, the City hopes to ensure that diverse and talented individuals are ready to fulfill employer’s needs.
“We are excited to work with the Governor’s office to launch the HBCU Co-Op Program in our city,” Mayor Walt Maddox said. “HBCUs are an integral part of Tuscaloosa’s history and I know this program will have a positive impact on workforce development in our community.”
The program will provide extensive hands-on experience, especially for students majoring in STEM fields. Students will interview for a spot, and top-ranked candidates will be matched with employers.