Technology’s Opportunity Gap
As you know, the US is undergoing two major shifts that will shape the country’s future: 1. STEM jobs are the fastest growing segment of jobs in the US, and 2. The US will be majority-minority in the year 2040, with Blacks and Latino/as among the fastest growing populations in the country.
There’s a growing body of materials focused on diversity in STEM when it comes to gender however, our goal was to capture and analyze the most up-to-date research and data on Blacks and Latino/as in the STEM pipeline, with a focus on the ‘T’. We wanted to identify where and why Blacks and Latino/as are starting their STEM education, why they stay in and, alternatively, why they exit the profession.
This infographic, published by CODE2040 and LPFI, lays out the dire need to grow the tech workforce, the knowledge and skills gap in the education pipeline, and the underrepresentation of Blacks and Latino/as in the STEM economy. Finally, the infographic shows how two organizations, CODE2040 and LPFI, are working to improve the opportunity gap for Blacks and Latino/as.