SILVER SPRING, November 28, 2017 — I/O Spaces, located in Silver Spring at Maryland (MD), United States (US), launches I/O Learn, an in-person workforce development experience.
The experience focuses on developing an innovative community of professionals and founders that are looking to acquire a new skill set, transition into a new career, or turn an idea into a funded venture.
I/O Spaces’ approach through the development experience seeks to research talent gap opportunities unique to diverse communities and design original learning experiences in collaboration with instructors in their community with experience in the areas of cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, project management, data science, design thinking, funding and business, via in-person study at their award-winning innovative space located in downtown Silver Spring, MD.
A Learning experience powered by Instructors in the community who work at Amazon, Google, Cisco, and TEDCO that work to develope and enhance I/O Learn.
With this announcement, I/O Spaces Cofounder Rebecca Enonchong said: “At I/O Spaces, our mission from day one was to create an innovative and inclusive startup ecosystem in Maryland. With I/O Learn we are taking a forward-thinking approach to serving a community of learners boot camps and coworking spaces that have not been prioritized.”
Maryland and communities around it will be at the forefront of innovative learning, career and workforce development with the announcement of I/O Learn. Students will learn from instructors who work at TEDCO, Amazon, Cisco, Google, the World Bank and other top-of-the-line institutions. The project will also provide access to on-demand skills with a focus on cultural inclusion.
I/O Learn will kick off the new year with classes in:
- Artificial Intelligence,
- Startup funding
About I/O Spaces
I/O Spaces (www.iospaces.com) is a creative and collaborative innovative space that fosters the growth of local start-ups and small businesses. They do this through specially curated events and workshops through their unique programming.
The organization is home to over 130 Startups, with notable female-led companies like Kweli TV, Reciprocare, and Upwardly Global.
I/O Spaces has been featured in CNN’s United Shades of America, Forbes Afrique, BuzzFeed, CityLab, Blavity, Huffington Post, DC Inno and Technically DC. They have been recognized by the Governor of Maryland; Larry Hogan, and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett for the work they do within the African Diaspora Communities in the US.
Source: I/O Spaces Press Release
Oral Ofori is Founder and Publisher at www.TheAfricanDream.net, a digital storyteller and producer, and also an information and research consultant.