ARLINGTON, Va., September 8, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Ardent, a leading-edge technology firm with principal offices in Arlington, VA and Tulsa, OK is excited to announce a new partnership with Langston University a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) located in Langston, Oklahoma and the only HBCU in the state. Langston University opened in 1897 with only 41 students and has since grown to approximately 3,000 students on three unique campuses providing a robust education that prepares students for leadership in various careers.
Dr. Kent J. Smith, Jr., President, Langston University said, "We are very excited to partner with Ardent in the area of curriculum, career and professional development, and internships. This partnership will impact our students greatly and provide opportunities focusing on location intelligence, digital transformation, data science and analytics. We are grateful for Ardent's commitment to Langston students."
"As an active member of the Oklahoma community, Ardent is thrilled to be partnering with Langston University," said Brandon LaBonte, President & Chief Executive Officer of Ardent. "At Ardent, we believe in supporting diversity, whether that is through hiring for an internship or a full-time exciting career in technology or by providing opportunities in career development skills like coaching and mentoring. We believe that education is the catalyst to opportunity and the tool that is key to impacting one's future. Everyone deserves the right to equal access to opportunities and Ardent is honored to be able to support those critical efforts for Langston University's future leaders."
Langston and Ardent's partnership will focus on three critical areas for opportunities and development for university students. These include:
- Curriculum Development, to enhance faculty expertise and student knowledge of desirable skillsets in Information Technology.
- Career Development Program, to provide IT professional development services; and
- Paid Internships, to offer real-world IT experience.
The goal of these program offerings is to position Langston students for lucrative careers in information technology.
A Digital Transformation, Location Intelligence, and Data Analytics firm, Ardent Management Consulting (Ardent) is a certified HUBZone Small Business and CMMI-Dev Level 3, v2.0 and ISO 9001:2015 company with offices in Arlington, VA and Tulsa, OK. Ardent management systems (ISMS/ITSMS) are certified to IS0 27001:2013: ISO 20000-1:2018 standards by SRI Quality System Registrar. Ardent brings a significant history of innovative and "at the speed of the mission" proven best practices to a variety of government agencies, DHS mission components, state and local projects, and the commercial and non-profit sectors. Ardent was recently included on the updated list of NXT UP firms poised to make big waves in the Federal sector in 2020 and for years to come.