“It taught me to have grit, and to always want more.”
Five million young adults in the U.S. do not have a stable career pathway to well-paid jobs. Meanwhile, 12 million jobs that require post-secondary education will go unfilled in the next decade. Year Up is a non-profit that aims to close that divide by enabling underrepresented young adults (ages 18-24) to move to meaningful careers in just one year.
In this episode of Techrides, get to know three Year Up graduates in the technology field. Watch them tell their inspiring stories as they go through the program, learn to code, and begin careers as professional software developers.
Watch the rest of the episode here.
This post is sponsored by Techrides, a video series that tells the stories of inspiring technology leaders. Each episode focuses on a technology executive, CEO, CIO or startup founder to discuss technology, innovation, business and entrepreneurship — while also driving a featured car. The series is hosted by Edwin Marcial, former founding CTO of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and startup advisor/investor.