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Tower Hamlets has successfully secured £250,000 of funding on behalf of the four borough LIFT initiative to deliver a Digital Hub as part of the Mayor’s Academies Programme, which aims to support Londoners hardest hit by the pandemic. The funding, which has been awarded to organizations across London, will help establish hubs to support residents into good work across a number of long-term economic growth sectors including digital. The LIFT initiative, which includes Camden, Islington, and Hackney, has allocated this funding to establish a digital hub in Tower Hamlets that

LeBron James teams up with Nike for new basketball Roblox experience – the NBA star is headed to NIKELAND on Roblox “to co-create and imagine a new future of basketball together with its community.” A series of new mini-games will let fans learn the tricks that the basketball superstar nicknamed The King, uses in real life to leave his opponents dumbfounded on the court. James will also teach the hoop and its fundamentals to the fans. These lessons are designed to help players improve their basketball game in real life. Once fans

According to U.S. Labor statistics, as of December 2020, the global talent shortage amounted to 40 million skilled workers worldwide. By 2030, the global talent shortage is expected to reach 85.2 million—сompanies worldwide risk losing $8.4 trillion in revenue because of the lack of skilled talent. But the reality is more complicated than just a shortage of developers. The problem also has a lot to do with how most companies hire developers. A 2017 Indeed survey found that 80% of U.S. tech managers have selected a candidate who has graduated from a coding boot camp

Melisa Ellis , a University of Toronto graduate and founder of the non-profit social and technology enterprise Nobellum, is joining forces with the school to help launch at least 100 Black-owned start-ups by 2025. “I know first-hand what it’s like to be the only Black person working at a tech company,” says Ellis, whose mission to empower underrepresented students in entrepreneurship and STEM subjects also aims to uplift the Black business community at large. “When you’re in the market to hire Black talent or give business to Black vendors, you realize there aren’t

Participants study programming and problem-solving for four months, earn $250 a week, and become paid apprentices with partner employers. The initiative came during the pandemic when millions were left jobless and this predicament spurred millions more to reconsider their careers, Catalyte and vocational training nonprofit Baltimore Corps saw a heightened need — and an opportunity — for tech programs. Lily Tilden, since hired by the city health department as a full-time employee, was among a dozen rookie software developers who worked for the city in what would become the inaugural fellowship

Coalition to Back Black Businesses, co-founded by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Express, and four leading national Black business organizations – announced the 491 Black-owned small businesses that have been awarded funding. The organizations, which are based across 39 states, were each awarded a $5,000 grant as part of a multi-year grantmaking and mentorship initiative. The recipients will be eligible to apply for enhancement grants of $25,000, which will be provided to a select number of 2021 grantee recipients in July 2022. The group itself was formed back

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