Revealing Our Shortcomings
The year 2020 was revelatory of systemic inequalities that permeate our workplaces, education systems and daily lives. For the first time in KC Tech Specs, we are able to feature a meaningful look at diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) numbers in our states and metro area. Our resource partners at CompTIA have created a quadrant ranking system measuring diversity and inclusion within the tech industries in US cities and states. Kansas, Missouri and Kansas City all fell into the third out of four quadrants.
To be fair, no tech industry in the United States can claim to be demographically representative of its community. However, our region has an opportunity to correct this shortcoming through meaningful action. KC Tech Council is proud to champion efforts like the Apprenti Tech Apprenticeship program, intently focused on creating pathways into tech careers for those underrepresented in the industry.