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WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) September 14, 2020
Reginald “Redman” Noble, the Grammy-nominated, best-selling rapper, has been nominated for the prestigious Computer History Museum Fellows Awards Hall of Fellows, recognizing him as the first African-American male with a standalone software technology school rebranded to be named in his honor as well as for inspiring young African-American men to pursue careers in technology.
The Reginald Noble School of Technology Methodologies Training, best known as “Reginald Noble Tech”, a 501c3 nonprofit that is named in honor of Noble, is a major initiative designed to transform the lives of African-American males in cities around the country, creating new opportunities to inspire, educate and prepare them for careers in technology.
The museum, based in Silicon Valley, recognizes individuals whose “technological progress should be in service to human progress” and whose “technology created and applied ethically can expand access to opportunity.” If selected in 2021, he would be listed in its Hall of Fellows along with such individuals as Katherine Johnson, the famed NASA scientist featured in the popular “Hidden Figures” movie and James Gosling, who conceived the popular Java programming language.
To kick off the school’s fall session in mid-September, Mike Purzycki, mayor of Wilmington, Del., will offer some opening remarks, celebrating the program’s contributions to the community, whose classes were filled to capacity on the first day of the announcement. Reginald Noble Tech is offering young African American males access to free, eight-week classes offered in such areas as network testing, UAT/GUI testing, security testing and mobile application testing. The school even assists some of these young men with clearing their nonviolent criminal histories.
The innovative school is addressing the growing need to provide underserved African-American men in mainly urban communities, who are 18-25, the opportunity and access to careers in technology, particularly software. Reginald Noble Tech wants to change the narrative; bucking trends that show that only 2% to 5% of tech executives are blacks.
With the support of 100 Black Men of Philadelphia-Manhood 101 Program, Cait Brown, a veteran business executive and founder, worked with numerous members of the community to establish the school. Tyrone Taylor, Sr., the fiduciary agent for the school who is an investor, entrepreneur, says this nomination is historic, and serves as a powerful tribute to Noble and his commitment to the community. As a hugely valuable asset to the school’s programming, James Brewer, a nationally acclaimed financial services expert, will be leading the school’s Financial Literacy Program.
While initially launching in Wilmington, Del., Reginald Noble Tech is planning to expand the programs in major cities around the country over the next few years.
For more information about the school or any corporations or organizations interested in partnering with Reginald Noble Tech, or if you would like to donate please submit your information via the online form or call 302-440-3851. For media interviews, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-448-3765.