StackTrek: Bringing Equality in Programming Education and Employment
The Philippines is the world’s number two IT outsourcing destination, yet a majority of programming students are not “hireable” in tech jobs. Serial entrepreneur Billy Yuen saw this gap and formulated a solution: a way to bring equal opportunities in tech education and employment, and a bridge for Filipinos from poverty to middle-class jobs.
StackTrek is a venture-backed global people analytics company, with offices in Hong Kong and APAC headquarters in the Philippines. The company boasts of deep expertise and propriety technologies in assessing, analyzing, and improving programmer capability – enabling the Filipino graduate to be competitive in the 4th industrial revolution.
StackTrek has an ambitious agenda: that every student should graduate armed with career-ready IT knowledge. After all, no other subject can open doors in the 21st century like programming.The company has plans touching on tech education, economic development, equality, and inclusiveness. Currently, StackTrek is working with the government to bring universal programming education to the entire nation.
StackTrek, a People Analytics Company, is umbrella to three brands:
- StackED is providing tech platform for education, bias-free skills assessment, and talent improvement to universities and schools.
- StackLab is providing a space for the best tech talent to be hired by global tech companies. Putting employment at its center by bringing these companies to the employees.
- StackLeague is the first, free, and largest coding Esports competition to be held on August 3-4, 2019 at the StackLeague Arena Tektite (former Philippine Stock Exchange, Trading Floor in Ortigas). It aims to create and provide equal opportunities for developers to showcase their skills. In this competition, there is no such thing as race, gender and social background – only developers. StackLeague is pure skills. No Gender. No Race. Only Talent. Interested parties may check out stackleague.com. StackLeague is also open to partners and sponsors. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Business with A Purpose
According to StackTrek CEO and Founder Billy Yuen, “StackTrek is not a non-profit. We are simply a business, but with a sense of purpose. We are doing something really, really important – something deep, transformative, which requires a broad worldview and an open mind to understand the true impact that we are bringing upon the world.”
By changing the education to employment landscape StackTrek will transform a nation’s education, and economic future.
For more information about StackTrek, visit https://stacktrek.com.