Proving once again that the Queens tech community is at the forefront of the city’s fastest growing sector, the de Blasio administration awarded microgrants to seven joint ventures that all specialize in workforce development.

One of the joint ventures includes LaGuardia Community College and another brings together Queens Public Library, Urban Upbound and Pursuit, formerly known as Coalition for Queens, which will develop plans for the city to amplify training and hiring of underrepresented New Yorkers in tech and other in demand sectors.

“New York City is a technological hub that has quickly become home base to many fast-growing, innovative sectors of business and finance. Many New Yorkers, however, are unable to access or grow within the tech industry or other in-demand sectors,” Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney said. “I applaud the de Blasio administration and NYCEDC for their work to improve the training and hiring of underrepresented New Yorkers through this grant program and their dedication to strengthening to diversity of our financial industries.”

 

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