partner spotlight: 42 silicon valley
The Bay Area Council’s Workforce of the Future Committee is always looking for organizations to partner with that are committed to expanding access to education and career opportunities for local talent. One such example is 42 Silicon Valley. With a campus in Fremont, 42 Silicon Valley is a software engineering school that offers a revolutionary way of approaching education. The Bay Area Council is developing a partnership with 42 Silicon Valley that will help create a pipeline of talent for meeting the needs of our member companies in a range of technical, coding and software positions.
The demand for people with tech skills is on the rise and our educational system is struggling to keep pace with changing technology and industry demands. Recently, the school received a WISE Award that recognizes projects for innovative solutions to urgent education challenges. 42’s tuition-free, peer-to-peer learning structure and project-based curriculum is based on new access to knowledge, the future of the workplace and today’s digital world.
Just this month, 42 and Council member the SF 49ers partnered on a free-of-charge, innovative high school summer camp for experienced and beginning coders that gave students an opportunity to learn valuable coding skills with a focus on data science and sports.