Economic Participation

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(The People's Roadmap Moderator) #1

Issues with Economic Participation Start Early emerged as a Smarter Communities topic area at The People’s Roadmap Workshop – Queens Edition (November 9, 2017). Use this thread to continue that discussion!

Community thoughts about Current State

  • Structural unemployment
  • Seems like people get interested in tech when its late
  • Slow growth of minimum wage relative to inflation
  • Workforce one job-training certification programs should be open to all
  • Opportunity to learn tech literacy in low-income groups are not common and don’t start early enough (K-12)
  • There is so much poverty in NYC - go to NYCHA

Community thoughts about Desired Future State

  • Building tech education into curriculums (earlier)
  • Incentivizing continuing ed + training at companies
  • Workforce one certification programs open to all!
  • Teach programmatic thinking
  • Tech literacy instruction K-12