Introducing our refugee community to tech
Central to Pluralsight’s philosophy is the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to gain skills and pursue a career they love. Last week, we hosted our first ever Makers Day, which is dedicated to this exact purpose.
Our headquarter state of Utah is currently home to more than 60,000 refugees from all over the world. Many of these refugees have escaped war, poverty and famine. Makers Day was an opportunity to teach and encourage refugees of all skill levels and backgrounds to pursue careers in technology. Through a partnership with WeAreMakers.io, we invited more than 65 aspiring Makers to our office to learn about programming, game design, IT and UX/UI.
The event featured presentations and demos by leaders in the Pluralsight community, and highlighted several different disciplines and career paths in technology. Attendees shared their personal stories, what drives them and what excites them about the future.
It was inspiring to spend the afternoon with a group of people who have remained hopeful in the face of so many challenges. Their optimism and courage serves as a lesson for all of us, and we look forward to working with the refugee community again.