Our Mission3:52 with Guil Hernandez, Reggie Williams, Michelle Zohlman, Liz Jackson, and ANTOINETTE JOSATO
Welcome to the orientation for Ubora, the Treehouse Academy. Learn about our mission and how it is centered around our work.
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[SOUND] Welcome to the orientation for 0:00 Ubora, the Treehouse Academy. 0:05 I'm Dr. Toni Josato chief learning and operations officer. 0:11 My pronouns are she, her. 0:14 >> I'm Guil, my pronouns are he, him. 0:16 >> I'm Liz and my pronouns are she, her. 0:20 >> I'm Michelle, my pronouns are she, her. 0:22 >> I'm Reggie, my pronouns are he, him. 0:25 >> For this portion of orientation, 0:28 we want to share a little bit about the mission of Treehouse. 0:30 >> All of our work here at Treehouse is centered around our mission. 0:33 We believe in it and we've seen our students live it. 0:37 Our mission is to diversify the tech industry through accessible education, 0:40 unlocking the door to opportunity, and empowering people to achieve their dreams. 0:46 >> Tech should be for everyone. 0:53 This mission is not just a statement to us. 0:55 >> To be honest, the mission is why everyone at Treehouse works here. 0:57 There are numerous tech companies where we could work, 1:01 but the mission brought us here. 1:03 I know for me it did. 1:05 >> We say that anyone can work in tech, but unfortunately, 1:07 not everyone has the same opportunities, resources, and support. 1:10 >> In order to create equity amongst our identities, 1:15 we need to lead with inclusive education. 1:18 >> For us, this means intentionally and explicitly having a program centered on 1:21 underrepresented identities, such as people of color and women. 1:25 >> It is our hope with Ubora that we can remove barriers to wealth and 1:30 education for lasting change. 1:34 There have been many folks who have broken glass ceilings and 1:37 barriers in education and the tech field. 1:40 >> You might have heard of Grace Hopper, 1:43 who was known as the pioneer programming and invented one of the first linkers. 1:45 >> Or Mary Jackson, who became NASA's first Black female engineer. 1:50 There's Jerry Lawson, 1:55 who was a self-taught engineer that became the first major Black video game designer. 1:56 >> While these innovators have shown underrepresented identities it's possible, 2:02 we believe that it shouldn't be such a challenge. 2:06 >> At Treehouse, we've had over 300,000 students complete our programs. 2:10 Many of them have gone on to successful tech careers. 2:15 You'll get to know some of them and their stories throughout your learning journey. 2:19 In our mission, we mentioned opening a door to opportunity so 2:23 you can achieve your dreams. 2:27 We realize how out there that goal might be. 2:30 But we've seen it happen time and again for our students. 2:32 That doesn't mean we're unaware of the challenges that might still arise for 2:37 you both on this journey and in your life. 2:42 >> This is why we're providing an affordable pathway through education to 2:45 a lucrative career with job ready skills. 2:49 >> A portfolio to share. 2:52 >> And technical interview preparation, to name a few. 2:54 >> We aim to be there for you as you learn, 2:57 figure out what your dream job might be, and when you feel stuck. 2:59 >> Throughout this journey, you'll likely experience imposter syndrome, 3:03 if you haven't already. 3:07 It's something that we dealt with when we began our careers in tech. 3:09 >> It's that feeling like you don't belong, aren't good enough, or 3:12 you're a fraud. That is something we'll talk about throughout your journey. 3:17 So it doesn't stop you from achieving your dreams and your goals. 3:22 >> Through Ubora, we cannot wait to see you learn, grow, and succeed. 3:26 >> Together, we will make education and the tech industry more equitable. 3:31 >> We look forward to crossing paths with you, in videos, on Slack, and 3:36 at various events. 3:40 Welcome to your new journey. 3:42 >> Let's do this. [SOUND] 3:45
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