We wish the best Thanksgiving to you and your family!
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In this Thanksgiving season, we want to thank supporters, volunteers, AUTMites, and everyone involved with Austin Urban Technology Movement! With more than 100 families enrolled in our training programs and over 30 partnerships collaborating in our workforce development tech ecosystem, there is so much to be thankful for this year.
As we work to close the gap between the Black and Hispanic communities and the tech industry, we encourage you to join us in creating the movement that will impact the lives of countless individuals and families. This Giving Tuesday, you can help us out by making a charitable donation. Also, please sign and share our Texas Technology for All Change.org petition. This petition was designed with people who don't have access to the internet in mind. We are 373 signatures away from hitting our goal, so we are counting on you.
Because gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, here's a heartwarming thanks to you for the support that you bring to AUTMHQ. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Michael Ward, Jr. President and CEO
SPACE TECH EVENTS
🚀 AUTM TALKS by AUTMHQ: The Space Race Runs Through Texas
November 30, 2021, at 6 p.m. CST
Are you thinking about transitioning from terrestrial to Martian life? Join us for the best AUTM Talk with Brent Wistrom of Austin Inno, Kevin Cummings of Dallas Biz Journal, and Chris Matthews of Houston Inno! We'll learn a lot about rockets, lunar landers, satellites, Mars housing, space technology, commercial space travel, and Texas as a space exploration hub. ________________________ ↪ The full article, "The Space Race Runs Through Texas," may be found here.
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12 Days of AUTM by AUTMHQ!
We are getting closer and closer to celebrating 12 days of the work that we do. Stay tuned! 🎅
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Come join the AUTMHQ ride and make your days extraordinary!
Because of partnerships like CapMetro, we can promote our mission and vision on their bus routes North and South on Congress. Thanks to supporters like Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, we can build capacity and expand our impact in the community. Because of employers like National Instruments, we can increase diversity in technology and engineering through job placement.
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6 top tech job campaigns upskilling the under-represented
By Kate Birch
For a number of years, the world’s biggest tech firms have been rolling out upskilling campaigns, pledging billions to the training of society in order to bridge the skill's shortage in the US and worldwide.
But with the pandemic having accelerated digital transformation, making tech skills even more critical and advanced, the gap continues to widen.
According to Gartner, the pandemic fast-forwarded digital skill's adoption by at least five years, with the majority of organizations reporting a shift toward tech in terms of required skills.
Why community is essential for successful tech start-ups
The modern tech start-up business thrives on fast delivery, user feedback and being flexible with their ways of working.
However, to truly accelerate growth, starts need an innovation driven environment or a community of like-minded people. Being part of a network is a source of mentorship, collaboration, and learning.
There is also the mental health benefit; one study from the University of California, San Francisco found self-reported mental health concerns present in 72% of entrepreneurs. Having a community to offer support and lending an ear to your issues can help keep focus.
________________________ ↪ AUTMHQ is here to support and guide you as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey. Join us for our next ReThink Austin session, "Community Impact: More than an Entrepreneur," to learn how to become an entrepreneur and succeed by achieving your company's purpose.
The CEO of the world’s biggest job portal says he has a solution to the labor shortage: getting rid of the resume
The company behind the world’s biggest employment portal says it has a solution to the labor shortage gripping the U.S.: getting rid of the traditional resume.
Despite the acute need for workers, “the hiring process is still resumes, sending resumes, checking resumes,” said Hisayuki “Deko” Idekoba, chief executive officer of Japan’s Recruit Holdings Co., which runs Indeed.com and Glassdoor. “This is a great opportunity for us to move forward from old-school, incumbent resume-profile culture to asking: what can you do?”
________________________ ↪ AUTMHQ has been at the forefront of this philosophy, and it is for this reason that we launched our AUTMite board this year, to highlight the candidates' stories along with their skills.
Help identify social justice/impact innovation companies in Central TX
DivInc is looking for innovative for-profit companies driving equitable access to the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and/or privileges throughout society. DivInc's spring 2022 Social Justice Innovation accelerator begins Feb 2022, providing 12 weeks of intensive support on growing your impact and revenue, a $10k grant for participating companies, and a network of peers, investors, and advisors to work alongside. Learn more and apply at https://www.divinc.org/apply. Book office hours with the team using this calendar link.
Tech jobs are booming, and hybrid working sees more women join the industry
The UK created an additional 58,000 tech and IT jobs between July and September 2021, data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows – with women taking the majority of new roles. Data published today by the ONS shows that there was just shy of 1.6M people employed in the UK's information and communications sector between July and September this year. This is an increase of 69,000 compared to the same period in 2020, and 186,000 more than the pre-pandemic July to September 2019 level of 1.4 million.
The Austin Area Urban League supports microentrepreneurs through its inaugural pitch competition!
PLEASE NOTE: Eventbrite acts as a pre-registration form for potential participants
The Austin Area Urban League's Lone Star Pitch Competition will provide minority pre-launch start-ups and microentrepreneurs a platform to present their business to a team of expert judges to win investment capital. The competition is hosted by the Austin Area Urban League with support from BBVA, Houston Area Urban League, Austin Area Urban League Young Professionals (AAULYP) ,and the Dallas Fort Worth Urban League Young Professionals (DFWULYP).
Winning teams will share the $20,000 cash prize, 1 award in each placement per track. 1st Place: $5,000 2nd Place: $2,500 3rd Place: $1,000 Fan Favorites Finalists: $200
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