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Mark Cuban Foundation and Miami Dade College Bring AI Bootcamp to Miami Teens

Applications are open for camp that offers free world-class AI education to help prepare students for the latest tech evolution.

MIAMI, May 31, 2024Miami Dade College (MDC), in partnership with the Mark Cuban Foundation, will once again offer the only artificial intelligence (AI) camp of its kind, free of charge, to high school students in Miami. With a custom and highly-relevant curriculum focused on teaching students about the latest developments in the world of AI, the camp will provide the tools to make these technologies work for them. The camp will take place Nov. 2, 9 & 16 at MDC Kendall Campus.

“This innovative partnership with the Mark Cuban Foundation helps prepare and empower the next generation of tech professionals,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “By offering this bootcamp in Miami, MDC continues the lead in AI education and serve as the workforce engine for our community.”

The AI Bootcamp is introductory and accessible to students in grades 9-12 with an interest in technology. Students do not need any familiarity with computer science or programming to attend. Over the course of three half-days, students will learn what AI is and isn’t, where they already interact with AI in their own lives, the ethical implications of AI systems, and much more. Students also learn how to utilize ChatGPT via tailored inputs and use Microsoft’s cloud computing tools to build their own AI applications.

“As AI continues to become an undeniable force in all of our lives, it’s crucial that we open the door to this knowledge, especially to young people who want to explore it,” said Mark Cuban, founder. “While technology expands and becomes more advanced, it becomes more critical that we ensure our students are prepared when they apply for schools or jobs in the future. Thanks to our work with Miami Dade College, the bootcamp will offer an avenue to explore this fascinating field of technology to any student, no matter their means.”

MDC is one of 25+ host companies selected to host camps across the US. Applications for the bootcamp are now open. To learn more and apply, visit https://www.mdc.edu/entec/highschool/mark-cuban-foundation-ai-bootcamp.aspx.

Media contact:
Bishop.wash@markcubanai.org

This bootcamp is facilitated with support from Mark Cuban Foundation AI Bootcamp Program’s media partner, Notified, a globally trusted technology partner for investor relations, public relations and marketing professionals.

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About Mark Cuban Foundation’s AI Bootcamp Initiative
The Mark Cuban Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit led by entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban. The AI Bootcamps Program at MCF seeks to inspire young people with emerging technology so that they can create more equitable futures for themselves and their communities. Over 3 consecutive Saturdays underserved 9th -12th grade students learn what AI is and isn’t, where they already interact with AI in their own lives, the ethical implications of AI systems, and much more. Learn more about the no-cost AI Bootcamp program at markcubanai.org.

About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation, with 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer over 300 distinct degree pathways, including associate and baccalaureate degrees, certifications and apprenticeships.  MDC is the recipient of many top national awards, including the prestigious Aspen Prize. The College changes lives through accessible, high-quality teaching and learning experiences. It is home to the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, two AI Centers, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation at the Medical Campus, the Business Innovation & Technology Center, the School for Advanced Studies and New World School of the Arts, among others. MDC has been recognized among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College serves as an economic, cultural and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. MDC alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC’s renowned rich cultural programming includes the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, and the Museum of Art and Design.  MDC has admitted more than 2.5 million students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. Approximately 120,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.

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