Mastercard Partners With Access Point to Remove Barriers to Tech Careers for Underrepresented Youth

Mastercard ranked No. 1 on the Fair360 2023 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list.


Mastercard and nonprofit organization Access Point have partnered to remove barriers to careers in technology for underrepresented youth. St. Louis-based Access Point aims to help underrepresented youth obtain long-term careers in technology through education, mentorship and financial support.

After completing Access Point’s eight-month program, participants are offered paid apprenticeships with corporate partners and entry-level jobs. Participants also work with an Access Point member to curate an individual plan to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Throughout the process, mentors of the IT community in St. Louis help teach participants the necessary tech skills as well as soft skills, including how to respond to emails, social etiquette in the corporate setting and even how to golf through individual sessions with local pros from the Advocates Professional Golf Association.

Mastercard has also partnered with Uber to provide free rides to Access Point participants through a custom QR code on the Uber for Business platform.



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