PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While jobs in the technology industry continue to grow at unprecedented rates, the lack of diversity remains an issue. For example, women only fill 20% of positions in tech and Hispanics and African Americans combined only comprise 8% of the technical workforce. 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. Which is why Treehouse is launching a $1M Tech Ed Scholarship Program focused specifically on nonprofits that offer support to veterans, underrepresented populations in technology, and those with socio-economic barriers. Through our scholarship program, we will give nonprofits the tools to help individuals gain access to education and take control of their future.
Partner with Us
Treehouse is currently accepting applications from nonprofits as we rollout the seat-matching donation portion of our scholarship program. For organizations who qualify, Treehouse will double the amount of account seats, so we can continue to expand access to quality tech education. If you work with a nonprofit that could benefit from a Treehouse for Business account, nominate or urge them to apply today at teamtreehouse.com/scholarships. Together, we can do more.
“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 Scholarship Recipients
Today, it is our honor to announce 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.
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 re-enter the paid workforce.
LaunchCode is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating economic opportunity for aspiring developers through job placement and training in technology.
To learn more about the Treehouse Scholarship program, schedule an interview by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treehouse is an online education platform that specializes in technology. With a robust content library spanning 17 topics, our students range from absolute beginner to professional developer. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Treehouse has provided outstanding tech education for over 6 years, and currently has 75k enrolled students. Visit teamtreehouse.com to learn more.