Howard University's campus in northwest D.C. (NNPA Newswire)
**FILE** Howard University's campus in northwest D.C. (NNPA Newswire)

Howard University will be offering students the opportunity to earn a new a digital technology credential that will be available to students in all majors.

Developed as a six-course curriculum by a group of Howard University faculty for non-STEM majors, the new offering would lead to the integration of digital technology skills into a higher education curriculum. Students who complete the curriculum would receive a digital badge, which would serve as a marker of academic and professional achievement.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our students to major in any field of their choice, and complete courses that will be necessary to compete and be successful in the modern world and digital economy,” Anthony Wutoh, Howard University provost, said in a statement. “The companies represented in the Capital CoLAB are world leaders in their fields and are looking for the exceptional talent that Howard University students represent.”

Capital CoLAB is a partnership that unites leaders of the region’s top academic institutions and businesses to make the capital region, spanning Baltimore to Richmond, a leading global hub for innovation. As a result of Howard’s collaboration with Capital CoLAB, students with the digital credential will receive priority for hiring opportunities, as well as mentoring/coaching, job shadowing opportunities and engagement with senior executives.

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