Cultural and community approaches to developing a diverse IT workforce
SESSION: Building for the Future with Cultural Approaches and K-12 Engagement
EVENT TYPE: Special Topic: Workforce Development, Communities
TIME: 10:30AM - 11:15AM
Panelists:Raquell Holmes, Jim Martinez, Allison Clark, Glenn Bresnahan, Sarah Hug
ABSTRACT: This panel brings together professionals with over 45 years of experience working in leadership development, gender equity, multi-media, and culture based programs that engage people in developing as professionals within IT. We discuss how approaching development with, and as, a cultural and community activity supports individuals and groups to develop the professional and social skills needed in IT careers.
Raquell Holmes (Moderator) - Boston University
Jim Martinez - East Side Institute for Group and Short Term Psychotherapy