The Industry Cluster, a partnership program, originated from the 1968 “Plans for Progress” initiative of the Johnson Administration. The historic motivation for this initiative was to enable employers to access highly-qualified minorities with leadership skills for placement in the business, scientific and technology fields.
Overview of FAMU Industry Cluster
Florida A&M University (FAMU) Industry Cluster has one of the strongest and most loyal Cluster partnerships of all HBCU institutions. It also leads the nation in graduating students at the undergraduate level. Consequently, the FAMU Cluster partnership program for the new millennium focuses on a range of cooperative initiatives between employers and the University.
As a strategic national institution, one of FAMU’s goals is to assist in global economic, educational and social progress by providing research, technological and economic development expertise to major employment sectors. Adding to its’ primary mission of establishing and growing a diversified workforce to meet employers’ needs.
Additionally, as the only HBCU in the State of Florida Education System, FAMU continues to make progress in establishing and growing strong Cluster partnerships. These partners provide significant support, and visit the campus to develop and recruit diversified global workforces with leadership qualities. Thus, the FAMU Industry Cluster benefits the school, the industry, the region, and the students.
We recognize and acknowledge our Cluster partners for the significant support it continues to provide. The Cluster program works diligently to help our partners strengthen their competitive boundaries by providing access to pools of graduates with leadership and specialized skills. In this enhanced partnership, FAMU, industry, academia and government engage in highly beneficial exchange relationships where: