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Big Tech Investments Build Tomorrow’s Workforce at HBCUs

by Brian T. Horowitz
December 26, 2022

As the tech industry addresses a skills shortage, it also needs to boost its talent pipeline to bring tech jobs to underrepresented communities. With Black students earning just 7 percent of STEM degrees as of 2018 (the most recent year available), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) face the challenge of creating more opportunities in the tech workforce for underrepresented students. Baltimore’s Morgan State, a large producer of engineering talent in Maryland, is working with vendors such as Intel to prepare students for careers in computer and electrical engineering.

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