10Kx25: Bridging the Tech Skills Gap and Cultivating 10,000 Diverse Talents by 2025


August 15, 2023
8 min read


DeVry University proudly announces the launch of 10Kx25, an original collaborative initiative aimed at developing and placing 10,000 diverse tech talents into positions by the year 2025. This visionary program represents an ambitious effort to bridge the digital skills gap, foster inclusivity, and drive innovation in the rapidly evolving tech industry.

With the world becoming increasingly reliant on technology, the demand for skilled professionals in the tech sector has reached an all-time high. However, a significant disparity exists in access to education and opportunities, particularly for underrepresented communities. 10Kx25 aims to address this critical issue head-on by providing a clear path for individuals from diverse backgrounds to thrive in the tech industry.

By supporting 10Kx25, your organization will play a pivotal role in fostering a diverse and inclusive tech community. Embracing diverse perspectives and backgrounds encourages creative problem-solving, drives innovation, and empowers your company to thrive in an ever-changing market. Your organization can access a well-rounded talent pool, educated in advanced technologies, and primed to make an immediate impact on your culture and bottom line. 10Kx25 is the game-changing solution you've been searching for. 

We have created strategic alliances with key partners—Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and SkillStorm. These organizations are committed to the vision of developing roles in the tech industry and will provide strategic guidance, foster collaboration among stakeholders, and advocate for the program's expansion. Together our experience, resources, and networks will make 10Kx25 a resounding success. 

Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and DeVry will be launching a course that champions the Diversity Way-Maker™ framework. This distinct education opportunity supports leaders in acquiring and applying DEI traits, characteristics, and performance-based competencies focused on integrating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into every aspect of business operations. Diversity Way-Maker takes a self- awareness-centered approach with collective mindfulness integrations. Through a self-reconciliation of beliefs and personal core-values process, this course guides learners to better understand how personal values, physical, mental, and emotional aspects affect our being in ways that fuels DEI progress. 

SkillStorm, an innovative talent solutions provider, will leverage its extensive experience in training and placement to deliver high-quality tech education and mentorship to program participants. SkillStorm provides custom-trained, industry certified, and battle-tested individuals to meet our client’s specific technology and workforce needs. 

The 10Kx25 initiative is not just about developing talent; it's about transforming lives and driving societal change. By providing access to quality tech education and meaningful career opportunities, the program can empower participants to break barriers, overcome systemic inequities, and contribute to the innovation economy. Ultimately, this initiative can create a more diverse, inclusive, and resilient tech industry that reflects the richness and talent of our society.

Your organization can be a catalyst for positive change and join us in our vision to make a lasting impact beyond the bottom line. Partnering with 10Kx25 can help showcase your organization's commitment to making a difference in society. By providing opportunities for underrepresented communities and leveling the playing field, your company can become a driving force in creating a more equitable and inclusive tech industry.

Join us in this ambitious initiative to develop 10,000 diverse tech talents by 2025. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive future for the tech industry. For more information and to get involved, contact us today!

About WTIA:

Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a consortium that includes a not-for-profit member trade association, a not-for-profit tech apprenticeship intermediary (Apprenti), and a for profit corporation providing business services (Portalus). The organization's mission is to foster a robust, equity-centered technology sector that empowers thriving communities. We recruit technology companies and allies that view diversity as a competitive advantage, value collaboration as essential to sustainable growth, and fully embrace the opportunity to partner with and empower the communities in which we operate. Learn more about WTIA.


About SkillStorm:

SkillStorm is an innovative talent solutions provider that specializes in providing comprehensive training, reskilling, and placement services for individuals pursuing careers in the technology industry. With a focus on bridging the digital skills gap, SkillStorm empowers individuals to excel in the rapidly evolving tech landscape. Learn more about SkillStorm.


About Enterprise Talent Solutions:

Enterprise Talent Solutions, a division of DeVryWorks, delivers an employment-ready pipeline of diverse, tech talent. By partnering with our team, enterprises can access skilled individuals who receive an education with industry standards in mind. Our goal is to streamline your acquisition process, reduce costs, and partner with you to build diverse, high-performing teams. Contact us today