News

Microsoft puts $500k behind tech training for students of colour

Date Type Companies involved Size
July 30th, 2018 investment Microsoft $0.5m
Microsoft puts $500k behind tech training for students of colour

Microsoft is investing half a million dollars in two initiatives centred on coding and technology training for students of colour.

The firm will partner with Black Girls Code, a non-profit created by Kimberly Bryant that creates coding clubs for pre-teen girls of colour.

Microsoft’s investment will be used to set up a chapter of the organisation in it’s own backyard, Seattle.

Eliminating race-based disparity

Microsoft is also furthering its existing support of Technology Access Foundation. The foundation was set up in 1997 by former Microsoft exec Trish Millines Dziko.

Initially an out-of-school program for students of colour, TAF has since opened its own school and provides consultancy on eliminating race-based disparity in academic achievements.

Our sister-site PCGamesInsider.biz has more on the story.


Staff Writer

Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

Comments

No comments
View options
  • Order by latest to oldest
  • Order by oldest to latest
  • Show all replies