Juneteenth is a significant celebration of freedom for African Americans, especially those who were once slaves and were not automatically free after the emancipation proclamation. This day now represents not only political freedom but also economic freedom. It is crucial for African American millennials and Gen Zers to consider entering the tech industry to secure high-paying careers that can lead to economic independence, similar to what baby boomers and Gen Xers experienced from 1990 to 2020. During this period, US Black buying power increased significantly from $320 billion to $1.7 trillion annually.

Automation Workz, a tech reskilling firm, is hosting an exclusive event to discuss the implications of the “WEST MICHIGAN TITANIUM TRIANGLE – SHIFTING AFRICAN AMERICANS INTO HIGH-TECH DRIVE” report. This report, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, provides valuable insights into the current landscape and future opportunities for African Americans in high-tech industries, focusing on the West Michigan Titanium Triangle region. The information presented in this report is relevant not only to this specific region but also to African Americans across the United States.

The event will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Kingdom Builders Worldwide in Battle Creek, MI. It aims to address key topics such as the economic impact of black buying power, living wage disparities, educational and wage gaps, and the need for effective workforce development programs for African Americans. The event will also explore strategies for empowering African Americans to excel in the high-tech industry, ensuring a prosperous future for all, especially Millennials and Gen Zers.

According to Ida Byrd-Hill, the CEO of Automation Workz, there is a significant opportunity for underserved populations to enter higher-paying tech careers, particularly in emerging fields such as System Integration, Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Big Data, Autonomous Robots, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, and more. The recent investments in industries like Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen Vehicles, and Semiconductors present a chance for African Americans to secure stable and lucrative tech jobs, solidifying their economic freedom for years to come.

It is essential for African Americans to consider the long-term benefits of pursuing tech careers, as these fields are projected to create millions of high-paying jobs in the coming years. By participating in events like the one hosted by Automation Workz, individuals can gain valuable insights, contribute to important conversations, and explore opportunities to thrive in the high-tech industry. This event represents a crucial step towards building an inclusive and prosperous future for African Americans, paving the way for economic empowerment and success.