London mayor looks to boost the ranks of Black men in tech

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled a new initiative to tackle the underrepresentation of Black men in London’s tech sector.

The eight tech firms that will take part in the programme include Dell Technologies; Informa Tech; Cloudreach; Ford Motor Company; Profusion; Cognizant; Panasee; and Telent Technology Services.

The move, announced last week, forms part of the mayor’s latest Workforce Integration Programme, which aims to increase the number of young Black men in the capital’s key industries. Rather than focusing on what individuals can do to improve job prospects, the programme brings together businesses from different sectors to critique existing practices and explore the causes of underrepresentation in their workforces and the sector as a whole.

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Source:: Computerworld