Las Vegas, NV—While jobs in the technology industry continue to grow, the lack of diversity remains an issue, according to Treehouse. The online education platform specializes in technology.
“Women only fill 20% of positions in tech. Furthermore, Hispanics and African Americans combined only comprise 8% of the technical workforce,” the company notes. “Diversity in tech is good for everyone. The industry benefits from new ideas, solutions and better products, all while providing careers with great benefits and mobility to those looking for opportunity.”
As a result, Treehouse is launching its $1 million Tech Education Scholarship program. The program focuses on nonprofits that offer support to veterans, underrepresented populations in technology, and also those with socio-economic barriers. Through the scholarship program, it will give nonprofits the tools to help individuals gain access to education.
Treehouse is currently accepting applications from nonprofits as it rolls out the seat-matching donation portion of its scholarship program. Furthermore, for organizations that qualify, the company will double the amount of account seats. As a result, the organizations will be able to expand access to quality tech education.
Nonprofits that could benefit from a Treehouse for Business account are urged to apply at teamtreehouse.com/scholarships.
“Access to an affordable education in technology is essential to continue to break down barriers in the field. But too often women, minorities, veterans and the socio-economically disadvantaged need services beyond the classroom. By partnering with nonprofits who can offer additional support, we are setting people up for success,” said Emily Schweiss, sales director of Treehouse for Organizations.
First Treehouse Scholarship Recipients
At the end of 2016, Treehouse announced the first three recipients, who each received an annual Treehouse for Business account. “These organizations have done tremendous work for their respective communities to break down barriers and empower people, and we’re excited to support their efforts,” added Schweiss.
Veteran-founded and led, Operation Code is on a mission to get active military, citizen-soldiers, veterans and their families coding and building software “to change the world.”
Path Forward is a nonprofit organization on a mission to get people back to work after they’ve taken time off to care for a loved one. They work with companies to create mid-career internship opportunities to reenter the paid workforce.
LaunchCode is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating economic opportunity for aspiring developers through job placement and training in technology.
The online education platform specializes in technology. With a library spanning 17 topics, its students range from absolute beginner to professional developer. The company has provided tech education for more than six years. It currently has 75,000 enrolled students. Additionally, it is located in Portland, Oregon. teamtreehouse.com