Facebook has launched a new website TechPrep, geared at getting more people of color prepare for a career in tech space. The social network wants to bring more diversity within the tech space, a field that is currently largely dominated by white males. The female gender and people from other racial backgrounds other than the Caucasians remain largely underrepresented.
Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post that TechPrep “shows parents and students what programming is, why it’s important, and what sorts of jobs are available for those who can code. It guides people to resources to get started; everything from classes to college prep.
Through research with McKinsey, we found that there are very few resources in particular for Black or Hispanic learners, and we wanted to change this. We’ve also put together resources for parents and guardians so they can provide young people with advice and support.
Improving diversity in the tech industry is an important challenge, and we’re deeply committed to at Facebook. Everyone should be able to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Internet. Giving …read more