Competencies without a Classroom - Episode 15 - Recap

S1 E15: Bernie Uche - BlackMINT - Expand Your Scope
Griffin Jaeger
February 3, 2021

Black people account for 3.5% of the Canadian population and only 2.5% of the tech workforce.

This week’s guest works to inspire black youth to pursue a technology-related field and overcome this systematic imbalance.

Meet Bernie Uche, cloud computing expert and co-creator of BlackMINT, a non-profit organization providing a pipeline for black youth who show an interest in the technology sector.

BlackMINT aims to build lifelong relationships through 1-1 mentorship. They provide incredible tools and resources to educate black youth about areas of the technology industry. The organization hopes to inspire black youth to seek employment in the tech space whether that be through working for large companies or building their own startups.

Bernie inspires us to expand our scope, meet a diverse group, and try new things. After all, you don’t learn by staying in your own bubble, you learn through new experiences.

In this episode, we chat about topics including:

  • The importance of great mentorship
  • The value of confident communication
  • Paying attention to industry patterns and acting on them
  • Figuring out your passions
  • Bernie’s journey to his career in tech and the lessons he has learned along the way

Tell us about a recent education or work-related experience you had that expanded YOUR scope.

Continue the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #CompetenciesPodcast

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