It’s no surprise that Austin’s tech sector has experienced rapid growth over the last several years. But, Black and Hispanic employees still only account for 20 percent of the tech workforce in Silicon Hills, according to CompTIA’s 2021 Cyberstates report. To move the needle, Austin Urban Technology Movement (AUTM) announced a new partnership with Workforce Solutions Capital Area.

AUTM is a nonprofit that aims to bridge the gap between Black and Hispanic individuals and the tech sector. The company focuses on job placement, career development and networking. Workforce Solutions Capital Area is a workforce board for Austin-Travis County.

The two organizations will work with 10,000 Austinites experiencing poverty to train them in necessary and desirable skills sought after in today’s tech industry.

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