new york, August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Goldman Sachs Asset Management today announced that it will be the main sponsor of SEO (Sponsor for Educational Opportunity) Tech Developer. 2.25 million dollars In the next three years. The SEO Tech Developer is SEO’s latest initiative aimed at providing Black, Latinx, and Native American undergraduate computer science professionals with the skills, training, and experience needed to become competitive candidates in the growing technology industry.
The grant will support the development of the program over three years and help the program’s goal of increasing diversity in the tech industry. SEO Tech Developer, which hosted its first cohort of 62 students in the summer of 2021, is an immersive training program that develops students’ existing technology skills. In partnership with Codio, a leading global developer of computer science curriculum, SEO Tech Developer offers a customized curriculum focused on a team-based project approach. The program provides continuous exposure to industry professionals, educators and employers. Since its inception, the program has shown promising results with more than 85% of the inaugural cohort of Summer 2022 companies, including Amazon, Meta, Google and Microsoft.
“At a time when tech is booming, only 5% of tech workers at tech companies identify as Black, Latinx, or American. We launched SEO Tech Developer to address the preparation gap faced by historically underrepresented students while accelerating student advancement. For entry-level tech roles at leading companies, technical and Soft skills are required. Julian Johnson, Executive Vice President, SEO. “Our goal is to make sure students have the tools they need to find high-tech roles when they graduate,” he added.
In the year Since its inception in 2021, SEO Tech Developer has supported more than 130+ high school computer science and engineering courses. The program is designed under the guidance of tech industry experts and uses a 12-week approach in addition to a final group project to add students’ key skills in CSS, Flask, APIs and more to their portfolio. With support from Goldman Sachs, SEO Tech Developer will grow to serve 200 students by 2024.
“At Goldman Sachs, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to business success and are committed to advancing racial equality across industries.” Julian Salisbury, Global Associate Head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and SEO Board Member. “We are proud to support SEO in its mission to strengthen the pipeline of diverse candidates in the technology sector and to make changes that drive innovation and growth in the global economy.”
For more information about the SEO Tech Developer, visit https://seo-usa.org/tech.
SEO was founded in 1963 and its mission is to create a more just society by providing unique educational and career opportunities to talented and motivated youth from historically underserved communities. For nearly 60 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentoring, peer-to-peer support, excellence, and leveraging diverse networks and communities to transform untapped potential into new greatness. Learn more at www.seo-usa.org
About Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Bringing together traditional and alternative investments, Goldman Sachs Asset Management focuses on committed partnerships and long-term performance for clients around the world. As the core investment field at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), we provide investment and advisory services to the world’s leading institutions, financial advisors and individuals, drawing on a deeply connected global network and customized professional insights. great 2 trillion dollars In controlled assets around the world March 31, 2022. We seek to build long-term relationships based on motivation, persuasion, lasting results and mutual success through a passion for our clients’ performance. Follow us on LinkedIn.
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