Byte Back is a tech workforce development program that works with low income adults to provide a tuition-free pathway from beginner computer skills to earning industry recognized certifications and into a career in IT and/or administration. Currently, the computing workforce is dominated by men with only 26% being women and of that 3% are Black women. Byte Back aims to increase the previously unemployed and underemployed Baltimore women in the field. It provides wraparound services and builds partnerships with local companies to tailor programming, internships, and career opportunities for women. From 2019 to 2020, women participants rose from 37% to 53% of participants. This year, the program aims for 60% women. Ninety percent of Byte Back's women learners are Black.
BWGC funds support general operating expenses.