Media Advisory – BPTN and TD investing 26M+ over 3yrs into Black tech jobs + bootcamp (Time Sensitive RSVP)

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TORONTO, June 22, 2022 /CNW/ – In a climate of layoff announcements in tech, this is a good news story for the city. Please join us for an in-person announcement between Black Professionals in Technology (BPTN) and TD that will help create new pathways for tech hiring and recruiting Black professionals.

BPTN and TD investing 26M+ over 3yrs into Black tech jobs + bootcamp. (CNW Group/Black Professionals in Tech Network)

BPTN and TD investing 26M+ over 3yrs into Black tech jobs + bootcamp.

Media will hear from Lekan Olawoye, BPTN founder and CEO, Deputy Mayor of Toronto and TD’s SVP, Commercial Platforms, Architecture, and Engineering about a disruptive program that is focused on the removal of barriers for Black-identified individuals looking to launch careers in technology.

Gist of the event:

  • BPTN bootcamp will train Black professionals in Full stack dev

  • TD is guaranteed to hire all bootcamp graduates each year

  • Un/underemployed Black community members will have a chance to change their lives and careers (high paying career)

  • TD and BPTN will invest 30M over 3years in this bootcamp

  • BPTN will invite more companies to join the industry-led bootcamp

  • We are changing the way company’s recruit and hire Black talent

WHAT

Live announcement of joint initiative between BPTN and TD

WHO:

Lekan Olawoye, BPTN founder and CEO

Tim Clark, SVP, Commercial Platforms, Architecture, and Engineering & Chair of the Platforms and Technology Inclusion and Diversity Committee at TD

WHERE:

120 Bremner Blvd, 31 Floor Toronto

WHEN:

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Interview and photo opportunities to follow.

Please RSVP to attend as space is limited.

SOURCE Black Professionals in Tech Network

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