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From left to right: John Polk, project manager with Pyramid Business Systems; Jed Silver, president and CEO of Silver CDS, LLC; students in the Telecom Tech program- Brittany; Ron Smith; Deandre Jackson; Taj Jones-Kobayashi; and James Sullivan (kneeling), program instructor. Photo courtesy of Oakland PIC.

Pyramid Business Systems Helps Oaklanders Find Tech Jobs

  When Brittany started attending the Pyramid Business Systems Telecom Tech program at Laney College this fall, she saw an opportunity to build her skills and find a job in tech, a field she already [...]
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David E. Glover Education and Technology Center Offers New TECH U Program for Teens

The David E. Glover Education and Technology Center (DEGETC) recently announced its new TECH U Program, which offers a variety of free technology-based trainings for youth ages 12-18, including computer coding and digital media.
The tech diversity panel included (left to right): Van Jones, president and co-founder of Dream Corps; Angel Rich, founder of Wealth Factor; Harrison Harvey, student at Head Royce High School, Oakland; Olivia Zama, student at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Maryland; Jamal Simmons, co-founder of CRVIII.com; and Andrea Hoffman, founder and CEO of Culture Shift Labs. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Diversity Panel Addresses Need for Black Youth in Tech

  It is no secret that the tech industry is growing. However, the dismal numbers of African Americans in the industry continues to be a problem that politicians with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are [...]