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Friday, October 28 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The Tech Onramp Via Apprenticeship

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In the wake of the murder of George Floyd big promises were made about racial and economic justice. But as we face a severe shortage of skilled software and data engineers the privileged continue to capitalize on opportunities in tech while overlooked talent remains sidelined.

The traditional approach of hiring computer science graduates from prestigious four-year universities or HBCUs is simply not working in all communities. Job postings continue to go unfilled while gritty and talented individuals across the US experience the digital divide.

A new approach is needed. Let’s look together at what we can do right now to create a great migration into new collar careers in tech.

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Mike Roberts

CEO, Creating Coding Careers
Mike Roberts is the president and CEO of Creating Coding Careers (CCC), an innovative nonprofit organization committed to diversifying the tech community and creating equitable opportunities for individuals pursuing a career in the industry. With a focus on recruiting and training... Read More →

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