This morning, President Obama announced a new initiative to prepare and place more Americans into increasingly in-demand technology jobs.
During his remarks, the President recognized MasterCard’s LaShana Lewis for her personal commitment to learn the necessary technology skills to create a brighter future for her and her family.
At MasterCard, we believe diversity of thought and talent is the heart of innovation. That’s why we are investing in programs that will help educate students and employees about the opportunities in the technology space.
From our Women in Technology initiative to Girls4Tech, our cornerstone STEM education program, to ongoing relationships with community organizations like LaunchCode and Women 2.0, we’re continually looking to create opportunities to support and inspire current and future employees for careers in technology.
Later this afternoon, Ron Garrow, chief human resources officer, will join Vice President Biden, Labor Secretary Perez, National Economic Council Director Zients and other members of the public and private sectors in a roundtable discussion on how to continue to bring the President’s initiative to life.
MasterCard will start with the commitment to create additional technology apprenticeship opportunities in St. Louis with Launch Code, with the potential for expansion to other offices.