Tech Empowering Inmates for Careers

Technology is all around us, from the smartphones in our pockets to the websites we visit every day. In today’s world, it’s more important than ever for individuals to be involved in tech. Not only does this field offer numerous career opportunities, but it also has the power to make a positive impact on society.

One example of how tech can make a difference is the story of Jason Jones, as outlined in The Atlantic article “From Prison to Silicon Valley.” Jones, a formerly incarcerated individual, turned his life around through education and self-improvement, eventually earning a degree in computer science and founding his own tech startup, LendStreet. This success story highlights the potential for individuals from all walks of life to make significant contributions to the tech industry.

But the importance of individuals being involved in tech goes beyond career opportunities and personal success stories. Technology has the power to address some of society’s most pressing challenges, from climate change to healthcare to education. By getting involved in tech, individuals can help drive innovation and find solutions to these complex issues.

Additionally, the tech industry needs more diversity and inclusion. Currently, there is a lack of representation for underrepresented groups, including women and people of color. By encouraging individuals from diverse backgrounds to get involved in tech, we can bring new perspectives and ideas to the table and create more equitable outcomes.

However, there are still barriers that prevent some individuals from getting involved in tech, such as access to education and training. It’s important for organizations and individuals to work towards breaking down these barriers and creating more opportunities for everyone to participate in the tech industry.

In conclusion, the value and importance of individuals being involved in tech cannot be overstated. From personal success stories to addressing societal challenges, tech has the potential to make a significant impact on our world. By encouraging diversity and inclusivity and breaking down barriers to entry, we can ensure that everyone has the opportunity to contribute to this exciting and dynamic field.


About dalain

Dalain is a Technical Program Manager, entrepreneur and speaker that specializes in Technology for Businesses, STEM, StartUps, and Economic Development. As well as running a business and writing, he spends time volunteering in the community, supporting Black Businesses, listening to underground hip hop, and helping those in need.