Increasing Diversity in Tech with Netflix
Discover how our partnership with Netflix is helping to boost the representation of historically marginalized populations in the tech industry.
Netflix is one of several partners featured in our 2022 Transparency & Outcomes Report that collaborate with us to deliver innovative, high-quality online learning experiences that drive strong outcomes for learners around the world.
Netflix first partnered with 2U in 2020 to increase representation of individuals from historically marginalized communities—primarily Black, Latinx, and Native American—both within its own workforce and the greater tech industry.
Together, we created Netflix Pathways Bootcamps to deepen learners’ industry skills in tech, accelerate their job readiness, and provide them with meaningful mentorship opportunities from Netflix’s seasoned executives.
The program initially focused on serving students from four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and three Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
These 270 students were provided with free access to online, for-credit boot camps in Java, data science, and UX/UI combined, along with student support and career services from 2U.
Achieving Strong Learner Outcomes
Top performers are offered interviews for full-time software engineer positions at the streaming services company.
In addition to landing roles at Netflix, graduates of the program have gone on to tech positions at businesses like Amazon, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, Deloitte, and Accenture.
“Over the last three years, we’ve developed accessible and on-demand technical education to empower hundreds of marginalized students in tech,” says Joshua Gutierrez, Pathways Engagement Program Manager at Netflix. “Together, we’ve provided unique access to Netflix and the industry at large, with the aim of helping students build careers and, in the longer term, generational wealth for themselves and their families.”
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