Coding bootcamp continues $1.8M commitment to equal access to tech jobs with latest round of scholarships
Galvanize – the nation’s leading provider of software engineering training – announced the latest cohort of five We Stand Together Scholarship recipients. The scholarship aims to improve representation and equity in technology fields through tuition-free enrollment in Galvanize’s intensive bootcamps.
With a $1.8M investment by its parent company, Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), Galvanize launched its Opportunity Fund in 2020, a platform to fund full, partial, and deposit-level scholarships for students who identify as Black or African-American to enroll in full-time and part-time immersive software engineering programs. Since the creation of the Opportunity Fund, Galvanize has awarded 30 scholarships to underrepresented students as part of an ongoing commitment to increase diversity and representation in the tech field.
A 2021 survey by mthree found that nearly 70% of tech business leaders feel there is a lack of diversity in their workforce, and many are unsure how to address the issue. More than half struggle to recruit diverse entry-level employees – with may leaders revealing they are recruiting for highly competitive positions from a narrow candidate pool.
“Expecting underrepresentation in the tech industry to be solved through hiring alone is shortsighted,” said Ricky Hamilton, CEO of Galvanize. “Change must include improved access to education upstream. Our hope for the We Stand Together Scholarship is to cultivate inclusivity in tech and inspire future generations to enter this exciting and fulfilling career field by equipping them with the tools they need to succeed.”
As part of the Opportunity Fund, the We Stand Together Scholarship is creating space for future leaders with diverse backgrounds to join the technology field. The scholarship covers full tuition for eligible students to enroll in one of Galvanize’s immersive programs, delivered entirely online, as well as the cost of the required prep prior to the start of the program.
For more information on Galvanize’s We Stand Together Scholarship visit www.galvanizefoundation.org/westandtogether.
Galvanize is an industry leader in technology education, offering the Hack Reactor Software Engineering immersive bootcamps to propel careers and help individuals thrive in the digital economy. In addition to its physical campuses, Galvanize offers full-time and part-time immersive bootcamps to individuals remotely, and tailored workforce training to enterprise clients to address each of their unique needs. With 10,000+ graduates, Galvanize alumni have gone on to bring their talents to over 2,250 companies. Galvanize is a subsidiary of Stride, Inc. (NYSE: LRN), a premier provider of innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to students, schools and enterprises in primary, secondary and post-secondary settings. Learn more at www.galvanize.com.
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