MassTLC is proud to announce our participation in Bay Path University‘s three-year project designed to address both the need for digitally fluent workers and the gender equity gap in tech. The project, “Closing the Gaps: Building Pathways for Adult Women in a Technology-Driven Workforce,” is funded by the national nonprofit, Strada Education Network, and will focus on employer research and engagement to align the curriculum of Bay Path’s online program, The American Women’s College, with the needs of employers.
This grant, which fits perfectly with Bay Path’s mission of advancing women, will allow the university to scale its offerings to adult women who seek to enter the tech workforce. For tech and other companies that are struggling to fill roles that require a range of foundational digital skills, projects and curriculum that expand the available talent pool are increasingly sought. In Massachusetts, women represent less than 24% of the workforce in mathematical and computer occupations. Raising that participation rate benefits the entire ecosystem and helps close the equity gap as these occupations pay well above the state average.