Latino and Black communities lack the medium digital skills required for millions of open jobs, according to Hector Mujica, economic opportunity lead at Google.org.
WorkingNation sat down with Mujica at SXSW EDU in Austin.
He says these communities need, not only access to learning digital skills, but the wraparound supports necessary to manage their lives.
Mujica notes there are about 71 million people in the country who are non-traditionally educated. “These are individuals that don’t have a four-year college degree that should have and could have an opportunity if they were given the right set of options, the right set of supports.”
He continues, “That’s why we at Google.org have been investing so heavily at ensuring that we can support these historically underserved communities.”
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