Webinar Recording

Debugged: Diversifying IT through Effective Training Programs

At a Glance

In this webinar, JFF explored how IT training programs can become more effective, equitable, and aligned with industry needs.

Published oct. 06, 2020


The tech industry has been booming for years. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic that has resulted in mass layoffs across industries, the IT sector added 227,000 jobs in June 2020. It’s clear that these jobs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.

However, too many people have been locked out of these career opportunities, including those without a 4-year degree who are disproportionately people of color. A plethora of training programs have emerged with the promise of providing the skills and connections people need to break into the industry, but not all of these programs are effective, or equitable.

Now, with more people out of work than ever before, we must address the challenges training programs face in order to create an equitable economic recovery in IT.

This webinar helped attendees to:

  • Understand the challenges and potential solutions that IT training programs face in creating an effective, equitable program
  • Learn from programs who have increased equity and quality while aligning with IT employer needs
  • Receive recommendations on how to move forward

Read "Transforming IT Training Programs into Successful Career On-Ramps"

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Thank you to Salesforce and Google for their support in the development of these findings and the production of this event.