2022 POLICY AGENDA > Digital Equity and Workforce Development
Digital Equity and Workforce Development
sf.citi strongly believes that all San Franciscans should have equal access to technology and workforce development opportunities to fully participate in the digital economy. sf.citi also supports all facets of workforce development within the tech industry and encourages pathways to bridge the gap between underserved communities and employment opportunities in the sector.
- We support efforts to make San Francisco a digital-first city and alleviate digital inequity through digital inclusion initiatives, resources, and tools that increase access to technology and improve skill-building.
- sf.citi supports and understands the necessity of having reliable and accessible broadband for all San Franciscans, and champions the expansion of 5G technology and infrastructure in San Francisco to provide high performance and efficient internet accessibility, create an improved and more uniform experience for all users, and increase capacity to accommodate the rapid pace of technology.
- sf.citi supports proactive initiatives that provide tech-related opportunities and access to tech-related subject matters within SFUSD classrooms and remotely, such as SFUSD’s Computer Science for All initiative, and participation in career development programs outside of the classroom such as Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative.
- sf.citi supports and encourages efforts to increase workforce development pathways into the tech industry for all residents after high school—from recent high school graduates to those making a mid-career transition—by building skills applicable to careers in tech through fellowships, apprenticeships, and job programs/initiatives made available by member companies both internally and in partnership with local nonprofits and City programs, such as Tech SF.
- sf.citi supports efforts to invest in underserved communities through coalition-building between private stakeholders, businesses, nonprofits, community organizations, and other public/private collaborations that bridge communities of concern and the tech industry.