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“It’s not just about (information technology), you have technology that extends into medicine, engineering, architecture,” Vice President Javelin Lawrence said. “It’s getting our students focused and getting them engaged a lot more than they are today.”Read the rest of the WJBC article.
"The number of firms that purchased booths for the BDPA career fair in July 2010 is a clear indication that corporate America is looking to hire more IT professionals at all levels," says Hicks.Read the rest of the Diversity/Careers Magazine article.
“I wanna expose as many kids in our areas as we can to career opportunities in tech,” says West, president of the Philly chapter of the Black Data Processing Associates. The BDPA, founded in 1975 in Philadelphia, is a national organization with over 4000 members that aims to increase the diversity in technology careers through a mix of community service and career coaching. We’re one of the best kept secrets and I’m tying not to be a secret anymore.”
"Thanks for allowing me to share great information related to the PMP Certification Exam Preparation. Here is the slide deck shared at the (2010 BDPA Technology) Conference with some additional changes and a huge surprise. Reading important material can be quite rewarding at times! See you at next year's conference in Chicago."
"They have become kind of a dynasty," said Elise Pemberton of Rochester, parent of a former BDPA participant.Read the full Post-Bulletin article here.
"In the school system today, there isn't enough computer science particularly to really prepare the workforce for what's needed," says Zack Garbow, an instructor for BDPA.The Rochester team competed against 23 other teams across the country. Each of the students won a $2500 college scholarship, as well as a laptop from Hewlett Packard for coming in First Place.
“These companies deserve special recognition for promoting a significant number of African Americans into their IT management ranks, and for their outstanding community outreach and minority vendor programs,” says Milt Haynes, a past president of National BDPA.