Nashville, Tenn. – Two local Entrepreneurs have joined forces to open a technology school with the goal of helping African Americans and other people of color have a chance to become a part of the growing tech industry. Joshua Mundy, owner of Music City Cleaners & Co-Founder of The Lab Nashville and Quawn Clark CEO &. Co-Founder of Focal Point Solutions saw the lack of diversity in tech and decide it was time to help make a change.
Thus Pivot Tech was born, a boot camp program that offers 3 primary tracks: Data Analytics, Software Development and Web Development.
According to USA Today, a recent study in leading technology companies’ employment diversity reported that less than 5 percent of tech workers identify as African American. Clark, who has working in technology for over 10 years, has personally experienced the lack of diversity in tech.
By Co-founding Pivot Tech, Mundy believes there is an opportunity to increase the number of black available for hire by tech companies. “There are less than 3% of African Americans that have Tech careers and we want to change that paradigm and create pipelines of highly trained talent to these organizations,” he explained. “We want to expose as many adults as possible to coding and data analytics.”
Pivot Tech will offer three 14-week programs beginning January 6th, 2020. Two Software Development Tracks and one Data Analytics Track will be available. Enrollment is open now with pre-work starting in September as a way to get individuals familiar with tech terminology and practices.
Courses will be held at The Lab Nashville, located on historic Jefferson Street. The location will give access to people of color who rarely have the chance to this type of education. “It’s almost 2020, we are living in a time where technology is running every aspect of our lives from cell phones to computers and soon driving our cars,” said co-founder Quawn. “With the world shifting we must ensure that minorities are enhancing their skill sets to take advantage of some of these Tech Opportunities.”
To learn more or to enroll visit www.pivottechschool.com