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A nationwide tech apprenticeship program is taking aim at unfilled IT jobs

Nov. 30, 2020 1:39 pm

A nationwide tech apprenticeship program is taking aim at unfilled IT jobs

CompTIA and Maher and Maher are building the program to create more opportunities for diverse talent. It is backed by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective launches as a model for Black-led orgs’ shared fundraising

Nov. 30, 2020 7:43 am

Baltimore Legacy Builders Collective launches as a model for Black-led orgs’ shared fundraising

B-360, I am MENtality and The Be.org want to build capacity for both Black-led nonprofits, and funders.
These 10 HBCU students are working at Baltimore-DC venture firms

Nov. 23, 2020 9:58 am

These 10 HBCU students are working at Baltimore-DC venture firms

HBCUvc expanded a paid internship program to the region, with local organizing from Squadra Ventures. The goal: bring diversity to venture capital.
TEDCO, EcoMap are creating the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub for business-building resources

Nov. 19, 2020 10:44 am

TEDCO, EcoMap are creating the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub for business-building resources

"If we want to use entrepreneurship as a lever for economic development, then we need to make entrepreneurship accessible to all," said EcoMap's Pava LaPere.
Upskilling shows a path from the fulfillment center floor to IT roles

Nov. 13, 2020 12:35 pm

Upskilling shows a path from the fulfillment center floor to IT roles

Amazon's Career Choice program allows employees to gain certifications and transition into more lucrative career paths in areas such as IT. Such initiatives got a more urgent focus in the pandemic.
Howard Community College is applying the apprenticeship model to software development

Nov. 12, 2020 11:29 am

Howard Community College is applying the apprenticeship model to software development

The college is working with Elkridge-based NewWave to allow students to gain the software and data engineering experience necessary for jobs. Expanding the tech workforce won't only require skills training.
CareerCircle aims to train — and land — diverse talent in technical roles

Nov. 11, 2020 4:09 pm

CareerCircle aims to train — and land — diverse talent in technical roles

Seeking equity in tech hiring, The Allegis Group company says it is helping jobseekers gain skills, and seeing through to land jobs.
Inside Innovation Works’ model to get early-stage funding to social enterprises

Nov. 11, 2020 12:57 pm

Inside Innovation Works’ model to get early-stage funding to social enterprises

Ignite Capital, a $4 million fund offering "patient capital" for entrepreneurs, is designed to expand access at the earliest stages for women and people of color. It's already funded four local companies.
Digital Harbor Foundation, UMBC win $1.5M grant to grow youth tech programming in Baltimore, Pittsburgh rec centers

Nov. 5, 2020 6:34 pm

Digital Harbor Foundation, UMBC win $1.5M grant to grow youth tech programming in Baltimore, Pittsburgh rec centers

It helps bring the rec-to-tech model for maker and computer science education inside city government-run operations, and supports efforts to develop inclusive programming.
This national org aims to grow the number of Black VCs. Now it has a Baltimore-DC chapter

Oct. 30, 2020 9:01 am

This national org aims to grow the number of Black VCs. Now it has a Baltimore-DC chapter

Investors from around the region are launching BLCK VC to grow community and programming for folks looking to break into investing.

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