Native Detroiters are NOT Experiencing President Trump's Prosperity

Low unemployment does not equate to improved economics. If a person takes a part-time job with lower pay, they are no longer unemployed, albeit they are experiencing financial struggle.
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DETROIT - Jan. 31, 2018 - PRLog -- With a median family income of $34,113, Detroit  is experiencing 50.8% child poverty, meaning one out of every 2 Detroit children are in poverty. Detroit parents, after the 2008 recession and sweeping automation, have yet to rebound and secure high paying jobs in IT.

Detroit has a history of being the hardest working city in America having built the Industrial Revolution. An excerpt from Invisible Talent Market states, "As more Blacks escaped to freedom in northern colonies, Northern leaders discovered they were inventing new machinery. Blacks were the skilled trade of that time period." After slavery ended, Blacks in skilled trades, migrated to Detroit to fill the factories, earning the exact same as Whites, creating a massive Black middle class.

"As a 33 year Republican voter, I ask President Trump to share the wealth with Detroiters," state Ida Byrd-Hill President of Uplift, Inc. a nonprofit who just launched Automation Workz 4 U.

Automation Workz 4 U, the first Detroit community education program as part of Cisco's first-ever State Digital Acceleration program launched, is an OPEN IT SCHOOL concept where coursework is available anytime, anywhere on smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops supplemented by Experiential Learning Labs at seven (7) Detroit Public Library locations. These classes lead to NEW COLLAR IT Professional Trade job certifications.

Uplift, Inc. registered 260 Detroiters for its first Cisco Networking Academy class, Intro to the Internet of Things (IoT). The Intro to IoT class exposes residents to IoT career opportunities and career pathways. Ida Byrd-Hill is seeking funding to scale these FREE IT Professional Trade Certification classes to prepare Detroiters for the 3 million open jobs in computer programming, data analytics, quality control and computer networking. These jobs require training ending in a certification rather than college degree.

"Uplift, Inc. seeks to expose and motivate 5000 Detroiters to enroll and complete IT Training. Our ultimate goal is to transition these classes into apprenticeships – training with a wage – to spur Native Detroiters' rebound. Putting America First begins in Detroit."

Ida Byrd-Hill
Uplift, Inc.
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