Chief Workforce OfficerCompany: Bitwise Industries
Role: Podcast Presenter
Podcast Ep. 92: Changing Generational Poverty by Paying People to Learn Tech Skills
Michelle Skoor leads Bitwise Industries’ efforts to train historically excluded people, from underestimated places, the skills they need to get a job in technology. In this way, Michelle is helping to not only change lives, but change the face of the local workforce. As Chief Workforce Officer, Michelle and their team help graduates find high-wage tech jobs in their own cities. Graduates from Bitwise Workforce Training often get hired by Bitwise Technology Consulting and get hands-on experience delivering excellent software and business solutions.
Previously, Michelle directed the Diverse Talent Program at Bitwise, partnering with tech and enterprise organizations to engage diverse, cost-efficient tech talent using a unique and proven apprenticeship model. Before becoming Bitwise’s Chief Workforce Officer, Michelle was Product Officer for Onward and PodUp, two Bitwise initiatives launched to provide support and resources to individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.