TAF@Saghalie student Feliciana and Zillow’s Government Relations and Public Affairs Manager, Anna Boone, share why corporate partnerships with public schools are so important.
The talent is right here.
Washington state currently has approximately 25,000 unfilled STEM-related jobs. Yet, finding qualified, local talent does not have to be an issue — there are capable but overlooked students ready to learn, innovate, and become company leaders, given the access and chance. It is our duty to empower underrepresented students of color in order to create more vibrant and diverse industries of top, not convenient, talent.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion continues to be a critical focus for companies across the country. Alliance members play an integral part in introducing students of color opportunities to new STEM career opportunities from forward-thinking, bold companies who understand corporate’s role in supporting equitable public education.