TECH DC

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Technology Education and Career Help DC

Your Company’s Link to Tech for Good

TECH DC is a project of Byte Back, Washington, DC’s leading tech training nonprofit.
We’re connecting the tech sector with our community to build a better,
stronger, and more inclusive place to live and work.

 

TECH DC – Tech Education and Career Help DC – connects diverse adults earning tech certifications and DC tech companies. Our platform will help us engage with each other and amplify DC tech’s commitment to inclusion.

Who Benefits from TECH DC?

Your company and your community benefit from your participation. So many in our community are still left out of tech careers. This initiative helps make the tech sector more inclusive while bringing the rich diversity of the Byte Back student body to your company. Our graduates are:

  • 57% women, in a national computing workforce with only 26% women
  • 98% people of color
  • 100% persevered despite insurmountable odds: homelessness or housing insecurity, single parent-hood, addiction and substance abuse

Why Join TECH DC?

You’ll gain access to high-quality job candidates with CompTIA, Microsoft Office Specialist, and HDI certifications. Each company will be invited to a series of events throughout the year, including several business development opportunities to network with other TECH DC members and Byte Back supporters. Members will be promoted on all of Byte Back’s platforms – including the website, social media, and all print materials, and will have access to a web-based platform connecting you with Byte Back graduates and other tech leaders.

Find the Right Fit with TECH DC

  1. Make a Financial Gift
    Commit 1% of your company’s profit, equity, or product. Not ready for a commitment at that level? We’ll help you find a meaningful gift ranging from $2,500 to $50,000+.
  2. Volunteer
    Host students at your office for a tech tour, bring your team in for mock interviews or resume help, or open your employees’ time so they can engage as mentors, workshop presenters, or tutors.
  3. Hire a Grad
    Launch an internship and/or hire Byte Back’s diverse graduates for living-wage jobs. Don’t have fulltime availability: sign up for a week-long job shadowing program or six-months of TECH DC Goes to Lunch, hosting a handful of students once a month for them to learn different facets of your company and the sector.

Benefits for Your Company

  • Add diversity to your workplace, a proven high performance indicator
  • Get recognized as a brand that gives back
  • Network with like-minded companies at TECH DC events, including our new Brunch Bytes event

Thank You to Our Founding TECH DC Members:

Capital OneWiseTek

 

Ready to sign your TECH DC pledge? Contact Abigail Goliber at agoliber@byteback.org