A Path To Tech Industry Employment Focus of FCC Virtual Summit


“A Road Map to Tech Jobs.”

That’s what to be offered on January 15 in a virtual Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) summit from the FCC group that will see the involvement, among others, of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC).

The free event, scheduled from Noon-3pm Eastern, is being co-hosted by the Commission’s Diversity in the Tech Sector Working Group and the Media Bureau.

It will be open to the public on the Internet via live feed from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live and on the FCC’s YouTube channel.

Drawing on experts and participants from within the tech industry, the summit will provide information and resources on obtaining employment in the tech sector to diverse high school and college students, as well as to key influencers such as guidance counselors, placement officers, and parents.

Topics to be covered during the summit will include:

  • Career opportunities in the tech sector and information about work experience.
  • Education, skills, and experience needed to get a job in tech.
  • How to build a strong, competitive resume.
  • How to build a strong professional network within the tech and telecom realm and leverage that network.
  • Appearance and professionalism.
  • Communications skills.
  • How to interview for and land a job.

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The three-hour virtual summit will feature two panel discussions

Deborah Augustine Elam, President/CEO of Corporate Playbook and a member of the Workforce Diversity Subgroup will moderate the panel “Developing a Game Plan for a Tech Career,” scheduled from 12:35pm-1:35pm Eastern.

Panelists include Rosalind Hudnell, former VP of Human Resources and Director of Corporate Affairs at Intel and the retired President of the Intel Foundation; Dr. Calvin Mackie, Founder of STEM NOLA; Stacey G. Mangham, Principal Systems Engineer and Group Leader at MITRE Corporation; Robert Vaughn, VP of the National Instructors Institute, NPower; and Donna White, East Coast Regional Program Director of Black Girls Code.

That will be followed by “Building Your Personal Brand,” a panel discussion from 1:45pm-2:45pm Eastern moderated by MMTC President Maurita Coley. Panelists include Celeste Carrasco, Director of Public Affairs at AT&T; Donald Cravins, VP of Policy and External Affairs at Charter Communications; John Gibson, the Motion Picture Associations’ VP of External and Multicultural Affairs; and Eric T. Gonzalez, Cloud Security Program Manager at Ridgeline.

To register for this event, please click here.


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