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Blacks In Technology Foundation And Apprenti Are On A Mission To Increase Representation In Tech

It’s time to bridge the tech talent gap! Blacks in Technology Foundation has partnered with Apprenti in an effort to increase Black representation across the tech industry through developing, recruiting, and retaining diverse talent, per PR Newswire. Through the partnership, Apprenti — a national leader in delivering registered tech apprenticeship programs — will continue their work to place non-traditional hires into in-demand tech careers. While there are three million available tech jobs in America today, the nation’s colleges only produce 80,000 computer science graduates each year. “Both job seekers and companies need to expand their thinking when it comes to job placement and hiring,” said Dennis Schultz, Executive Director of the Blacks in Technology Foundation in an official news release. “We’re already seeing a shift in IT job requirements away from four-year and advanced college degrees in mathematics and computer science towards practitioner level skills. The only real...

Apr 15, 2021