The global technology industry needs more talent. According to research by Korn Ferry, by 2030, the skilled labor shortage in tech could grow to 4.3 million workers. To serve tomorrow’s customers well, we need more students studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) today — students of all genders and backgrounds. We can’t fill our talent pipeline without closing the diversity gap.
As the composition of the workforce changes, companies embracing diversity and inclusion are experiencing greater innovation, productivity, engagement and employee satisfaction — along with better business performance. This coincides with a tremendous shift in buying power that mirrors changes in the workforce: women and underrepresented minorities have more economic influence than ever.
Technology is a powerful tool for breaking down barriers and creating new possibilities for our younger generations around the world. Our youth learning initiatives connect Dell’s technology and expertise with those in underserved communities who need it most.
Girls Who Code gives girls more access to opportunities in computer science. This safe and supportive environment of peers and role models helps them envision a future as computer scientists.
In many parts of the world, electricity is one of the biggest barriers for students accessing technology and all it has to offer. We’ve partnered with Computer Aid to use our technology and their international development and educational expertise to address this challenge by building Solar-Powered Learning Labs where students and communities gain access to technology. For these students, access to these Labs could change the trajectory of their lives and generations of lives after them.
University students represent an excellent source of diverse talent, so it’s vital that underrepresented students of all ethnicities and backgrounds are aware of STEM career opportunities and have the skills needed to pursue those opportunities. That’s why we’re investing in programs that reach a wide array of students, from engineering undergraduates at historically Black colleges and universities and other minority serving institutions to non-STEM graduates looking for a new career path.
Careers don't always follow a linear path, which is why retention is so critical. Statistically, women leave the technology industry at a 45% higher rate than men, according to the Center for Talent Innovation. This could be for many reasons, including starting a family, caring for a family member or going back to school. We not only welcome professionals back after taking time off, we also provide a comprehensive workforce reentry program to help them pick up where they left off.
Learn how we are building a workforce that is inclusive and represents the diverse and global customers we serve.
Hear from some of our global team members on how we are ensuring Dell Technologies is made up of the most exceptional talent, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or background.