Henry Posko heads the nonprofit organization, which works to provide training and opportunities for people facing barriers to employment in the Baltimore region and in other East Coast cities
BALTIMORE – Henry Posko, President and CEO at Humanim, has been invited to the White House this Friday, April 17, to participate in the first-ever White House Tech Meetup.
The White House Tech Meetup builds on President Obama’s focus on expanding opportunity for all Americans, including the TechHire Initiative announced earlier this year. The exciting agenda for the day includes spotlight sessions on education, innovation, entrepreneurship, social change and economic development. TechHire aims to grow the United States’ economy by helping to fill open jobs in the technology sector.
At the same time, TechHire supports local employers to expand hiring practices to include individuals who have gone through these new alternative training programs.
The goals of the Tech Meetup are a good fit with Humanim’s mission, which is centered on creating economic opportunity for people facing barriers to employment.
“At the Meetup, we’ll be working to highlight best practices and to expand outreach and inclusion efforts, so that we can find ways to help more people thrive in technology careers, especially those who have been less well-represented in the field,” Posko said. “Here at Humanim, we have always been passionate about creating innovative solutions that solve social problems, and our focus on workforce development is unmatched. That’s why I’m thrilled to have been asked to participate in this event. There is no better time than now to collaborate to find solutions that increase the economic stability of families and communities in Baltimore, around Maryland and throughout the country.”
EDS: Watch the White House Tech Meetup at WhiteHouse.gov/Live at 9 a.m. ET, and participate via #WHMeetup.
Humanim is a Maryland nonprofit with more than four decades of experience in workforce development, human services and social enterprise. Humanim’s programs create opportunities for individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment and for young people in school.
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