The tech industry has a well-documented problem with diversity, and this lack of representation is particularly acute for Black people. In fact, Black individuals made up just 9% of those employed in STEM occupations according to a 2021 Pew Research Center report.
It’s also noteworthy that there has been no change in the share of Black workers in STEM jobs since 2016. This lack of diversity has serious consequences, both for the industry itself and for Black professionals working in tech.
About our partners.
Fortunately, there are organizations actively working to change this. OneTen’s mission is to hire, promote and advance one million Black individuals who do not have a four-year degree into family-sustaining careers over the next ten years. The Blacks in Technology Foundation (BIT) is an organization that provides resources, education, and mentorship to Black people who are either in the tech industry or looking to become a part of it.
We are excited to announce that Udacity is partnering with OneTen/BIT once again to offer the OneTen/BIT Scholarship. Keep reading for more information.
About the OneTen/BIT Scholarship.
The OneTen/BIT Scholarship is a program aimed at increasing the representation of Black people in the tech industry. The scholarship provides free education to Black individuals looking to enter or advance in the field of technology.
With the OneTen/BIT Scholarship, recipients receive access to a fully-funded Nanodegree program in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, or Front End Web Development from Udacity. Additionally, the scholarship provides mentorship and job placement support through the OneTen Network to ensure that recipients have the tools and resources they need to succeed in their tech careers.
Applications open from January 19 thru March 16, 2023.
Be sure to submit your application before the deadline (3/16) to be considered for a OneTen/BIT Scholarship. Recipients will be notified by March 29, 2023, and classes begin on April 4, 2023.
By supporting the education and professional development of Black individuals, Udacity and the OneTen/BIT Scholarship are helping to create a more diverse and inclusive tech industry.
Apply for the OneTen/BIT Scholarship and boost your career in tech.
A career in tech can be highly rewarding, both personally and financially. The tech industry is constantly evolving and there is a high demand for skilled professionals, which can lead to lucrative job opportunities and career advancement.