Emerging Talent is a new effort by the Jameel World Education Lab to enable onramps to educational, professional and entrepreneurial opportunities for talented individuals from vulnerable, underrepresented or historically marginalized communities worldwide.

Emerging Talent brings together Refugee Action Hub (ReACT)’s proven track record of building global education-to-employment pathways for refugee and migrant communities and the Jameel World Education Lab’s wide-ranging efforts to bring MIT ideas and know-how to collaborations with educational innovators around the world.

Emerging Talent Certificate in Computer and Data Science

The MIT Emerging Talent Certificate in Computer and Data Science leverages MIT content and resources along with local connections in key sites to enable high-quality online and hybrid learning experiences for talented learners including refugees, migrants, and first-generation low-income students from historically marginalized backgrounds.

The certificate’s 9-month online program combines MITx courses in programming and data science, personal and professional development workshops, and structured opportunities for practical experience. Piloted through ReACT over the past five years, the program has served more than 200 learners from refugee and displaced communities. Alumni have entered rewarding careers as software engineers, data analysts, and business analysts. Others have pursued graduate studies in related fields.