The Intel Foundation Is Betting It Can Transform Refugees Into Tech Workers

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Ben Paynter: The Intel Foundation just gave the International Rescue Committee $1 million to retrain 1,000 German-based refugees for tech jobs.

Their plan is to meet the needy where they evacuated with jobs that are actually dependable, and designed around a universal language: code.

To do that, the groups have designed a program called Project CORE (Creating Opportunities for Refugee Employment): They’re collaborating to train and equip instructors at several existing job placement organizations with specifically tailored lessons plans, and then to match graduates with jobs at up to 25 companies within the country.

Finding stable work is a huge concern to those trying to resettle in Germany.

Since 2015, more than 1.5 million refugees fleeing worn-torn countries have arrived there, obviously without…

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