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August 13, 2020 | Technical.ly
Though Philadelphia ranked second in a recent list of best cities for STEM diversity, but there’s still plenty of work to do to ensure underrepresented groups have access to the industry that so often spells prosperity for its workers.
We’ve seen a number of efforts start up in the past few months to support that mission, including University City Science Center’s first cohort of a free lab skills training program and the City of Philadelphia’s (now paused, we must assume) reach-out to local tech companies to discuss building a more equitable talent pipeline.
Furthering equity efforts, multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a $10 million commitment to boost local Black, Latinx and female students’ pursuits of STEM careers by way of the Philadelphia STEM Equity Collective.