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OneTen Launches Tech Platform To Create One Million Career Opportunities For Black Talent Over The Next Decade

Traditional hiring processes often overlook qualified prospective Black candidates for job opportunities. But with some help from OneTen’s new tech-based platform, the organization hopes to generate more career paths that will level the playing field for Black talent. Today, the coalition of leading CEOs and their organizations debuted a new talent platform that will jumpstart OneTen’s ambitious program to hire, upskill, reskill and promote one million Black individuals in their careers over the next 10 years. “OneTen has a deeply important mission: Identifying and cultivating Black talent who the traditional career development pipelines have left behind, training them, and positioning them for success in a career,” Obed Louissaint — Senior Vice President, Transformation and Culture, IBM — said in a statement. “We hope that by placing more Black individuals in these fields, we will not only create careers and support families, but also create meaningful change in the organizations...

Jun 29, 2021

NBA Distributes Second Round of $3M Grants to Create Career Opportunities in Black Communities

The NBA Foundation has announced a second round to distribute funds from its $3 million grant program to help generate more career and employment opportunities in Black communities as well as use its influence to drive economic empowerment. “The grants will enhance and build upon the important work of these national and local organizations that align with the NBA Foundation’s mission to provide skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development for high school, college-aged, job-ready and mid-career individuals in Black communities across the United States and Canada,” the league told CNBC. According to an announcement from the NBA, nine organizations have been selected to join the foundation’s second grant round — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, Braven, Center for Leadership Development, City Year, CodeCrew, The Collective Blueprint, NAF, New Heights Youth and Road to Hire. Following the high-profile murders of individuals like George Floyd last year, teams from...

Apr 6, 2021

Clark Atlanta University Partners With First-of-Its-Kind Innovation Initiative to Serve Over 100 HBCUs Nationwide

Renowned HBCU, Clark Atlanta University has announced a new partnership with the Propel Center — a new global campus for innovation headquartered in Atlanta — to provide leadership and career development opportunities to both students and faculty nationwide. As a first-of-its-kind initiative aiming to serve over 100 HBCUs, the Propel Center is designed to connect students and faculty across communities, a press release reports, with necessary knowledge, skills, tools and resources to help transform America’s talent pipeline and gap in the workforce. Additionally, the Propel Center’s mission includes bridging the gap between HBCU students to couple them with tech curriculum, cultural thought leaders, entrepreneurship skills development, and accelerator programs, while focusing on social justice and equity. “Propel represents the most inclusive, game changing and collaborative partnership that I have witnessed within my 17 years as both college and university president,” said CAU...

Jan 14, 2021

U.S. Department of Labor Approves Black-Led Tech Startup ChargerHelp! As Leader in Workforce Development

Workforce development is a sector across all industries that contributes to America’s economic superpower to create jobs rapidly. In an effort to maintain that reputation, the U.S. Department of Labor has officially approved Black-led tech startup ChargerHelp! — the first and only on-demand repair app for electric vehicle charging stations founded by LA natives Kameale C. Terry and Evette Ellis — for an O-NET Code. According to a press release, this code is the official identification for occupational information used by students, job seekers, and businesses. Thus, ChargerHelp! now has the ability to create more job opportunities for certified technicians. “The validation and value the U.S. Department of Labor’s O-net code brings to any industry and workforce development is extremely vital,” said Ellis — co-founder and Chief Workforce Officer — in a statement. “We are honored to have lead the way and laid the foundation for our technicians to be nationally recognized by name and...

Jan 5, 2021