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Building a diverse and skilled tech workforce

  • HC-5, U.S. Capitol Building (map)

The U.S. Department of Labor recently predicted that America will have a shortfall of 2 million skilled workers by 2020. What are America’s educators, corporate leaders, elected officials, and others doing today to ensure that we have a skilled workforce of tomorrow that reflects the diversity in our communities?


  • Congresswoman Alma Adams, Founder of the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus

  • Congressman Raúl Grijalva, Member of the House Education and Labor Committee

  • Rose Stuckey Kirk, President of the Verizon Foundation

  • Dr. Rebecca Corbin, President and CEO of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship

With additional perspectives from leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), think tanks, and organizations focused on increasing diversity in tech, including:

  • Dr. Kmt G. Shockley, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at Howard University

  • Dr. Daniel W. Lufkin, President of Paul D. Camp Community College

  • Dr. Charlene M. Dukes, President of Prince George's Community College

  • Dr. David Wilson, President of Morgan State University

  • Dr. Antonio R. Flores, President and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

  • Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

  • Dr. Allison Scott, Author and Chief Research Officer at Kapor Center for Social Impact

  • Raquel Tamez, CEO of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

  • Candice Brackeen, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hillman Accelerator

  • Nicol Turner Lee, Fellow - Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation at The Brookings Institution

Any government employees or officials attending should confirm that their acceptance complies with applicable government ethics rules. If you have any questions, or need to make payment for food and refreshments served at this event, please contact Melissa Tye (melissa.tye@verizon.com).