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Equality Starts With Education

Today we are facing a unique challenge. The tech industry presents new job opportunities, but without access to education and training needed to succeed in these future jobs, many risk being left behind. Minorities earn only _11% of engineering degrees_ (https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-spurring-african-american-stem-degree-completion) and _women earn only 17% of computer and information sciences degrees_ (http://www.ncwit.org/sites/default/files/resources/ncwitscorecard_0

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Learning Objectives

  1. Impact of the proliferation of new technologies on the 21st century workforce
  2. Role of education in creating a more diverse, skilled and talented workforce
  3. Solutions to increase exposure to education and training to empower the next generation to take on the careers that are defining the future

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Annie Vincent, PR, Salesforce


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