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Addressing the workforce shortage

The primary focus is serving African population ages 13-18 in middle and high schools, Farah says. The foundation is now teaching coding classes in eight public schools in the Twin Cities, serving about 300 youths.

Workforce solutions forum

“We are creating a pipeline for the high-tech workforce,” he says. “We are committed to educating the future IT workforce in Minnesota and inspire our disadvantaged communities to join the tech sector.” Hear from Farah and his students in THIS VIDEO

Farah is among the lineup of speakers at the Minnesota Chamber’s annual “Workforce Solutions Forum: Disrupting the system and finding hidden the Minnesota talent,” from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 17.

Keynote speaker is Ryan Craig, co-founder and managing director of University Ventures, who will discuss his ideas on how to disrupt higher education to help close the workforce shortage in Minnesota and around the country. As in years past, the forum also will explore ways for employers to expand their search for talent beyond traditional methods.