Minor-IT empowers black minority youth to succeed in IT.
Minor-IT, a black-owned technology nonprofit based in Los Angeles, paves the way for young African Americans and black minorities to enter and succeed in the IT industry by providing educational tools, organized training and mentoring. It aims to change the current landscape and improve the representation of the black community in IT
“For me, getting into IT, getting certificates and stuff like that was tough. I also noticed that there were rarely people who looked like me in these positions. I want to change that,” says Stephen Jones, CTO and Founder of Minor-IT
According to current data, only 7% of black Americans hold IT positions in the American technology sector, while whites hold more than 60%. This great disparity in numbers highlights the need for better educational opportunities for the minority.
“I want more black kids to get excited about computers and hopefully find them jobs that pay over $20 an hour. Can you imagine what a $20/hr job can do for a household these days? We help in any way we can and are looking for black/African American kids who are looking to get into IT,” Jones added.
Through its initiatives, Minor-IT gives hope to the black community, enabling them to be part of a lucrative industry and improve their prospects for financial security. The nonprofit says it will ensure cultural competency for all interested young people and remain committed to seeing them become the next generation of IT leaders.
Become an engine of change. Support Minor-IT today: https://www.minor-it.org/.
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Country: United States