January 29, 2024

Semiconductor IP Leader Arm Joins Program Empowering Black Talent In STEM

British semiconductor company Arm has joined the Black Talent and Leadership in STEM program as the first consortium member of their “Be the Change” initiative.

Located in the UKs answer to Silicon Valley ‘Silicon Fen’, Arm is the leading technology provider of processor intellectual property.

Be The Change

Recently, the Black Talent and Leadership Program launched the “Be the Change” initiative at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, to address the underrepresentation of Black talent in STEM.

It was delivered with Cambridge Wireless, Homerton Changemakers, the University of Cambridge, the 10,000 Interns Foundation, and Synergy Solutions.

As part of the program, a new open-access learning platform has been created for young Black talent seeking to develop their DeepTech skills and explore career opportunities.

The learning platform includes many self-paced practical courses from across the tech sphere and guidance on accessing new roles within the sector.

Arm Joins The Program

Companies such as Arm, Amazon, Google, Innovate UK, Cisco, and PwC UK have all joined to participate in the program.

“In addition to Arm joining our Program, we are pleased to announce that the Arm Education team has made its industry-relevant educational online courses available to participants of the Black Talent and Leadership in STEM Program via our new open-access learning platform,” said Olu Orugboh, Program Director.

“These courses, ranging from embedded systems to providing skills to build IoT applications and Machine Learning at the edge, offer an unparalleled resource for young Black talent seeking to develop their skills and knowledge and progress their careers.”

Sara Keenan

Tech Reporter at POCIT. Following her master's degree in journalism, Sara cultivated a deep passion for writing and driving positive change for Black and Brown individuals across all areas of life. This passion expanded to include the experiences of Black and Brown people in tech thanks to her internship experience as an editorial assistant at a tech startup.