Helping Underrepresented Students Score Tomorrow’s Jobs
Sydney Johnson, EdSurge
When it comes to postsecondary education, it’s increasingly hard on low-income families and students working to make ends meet on their path to a degree. For some students, the technology sector offers one career pathway to keep up with the rapidly changing economy and landscape.
Getting those jobs isn’t simple, and it’s no secret that the technology industry struggles to recruit and retain people of color, women and employees from low-income backgrounds. But educators and higher-ed institutions may be able play a part to get more underrepresented students into the talent pipeline for the tech industry.