Underserved Communities Get Education in Emerging Tech
How one association is working to help those who are forgotten
A leading IT association has developed partnerships in multiple cities to provide technology certification training for underserved communities.
Earlier this year, ISACA, an association of technology professionals, announced a partnership with the Caterpillar Foundation to provide training and support for job seekers in five cities under a program called the Digital Trust–Workforce Inclusion Program (DT-WIP). And earlier this month, ISACA announced another Atlanta initiative in partnership with that city's chapter of Blacks in Technology, which supports Black tech professionals. (Other cities participating in DT-WIP are Milwaukee, Dallas, Nashville and Peoria, Ill.)
"The goal is to help folks who come from underserved communities see themselves in the tech space," said ISACA Senior Program Manager Ivette Chavez. "Historically, minorities haven't been told that this is an option for them."
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