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IT leaders turn to HBCUs for future IT talent

February 19, 2024

Via: CIO

Officials at the North Carolina Department of Information Technology found themselves in a position familiar to most IT organizations: aware of the need to do more to attract IT workers given that they — like most employers — faced fierce competition for talent.

They also believed they needed to take more responsibility for increasing the diversity of workers in their IT ranks.

So NCDIT officials took action, creating an internship program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) students, a move that would open up for the organization a new pipeline for talent traditionally underrepresented in the IT industry.

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