L.A. Tech Talent Pipeline

Talent is equally distributed. Opportunity is not.

Our team is committed to creating an inclusive and prosperous tech community. We're working with Los Angeles' top tech and media employers to create pathways to tech jobs for L.A.'s diverse talent pipeline.
Our initiatives include:

Summer Internship Program
Bixel.jpgOur internship program connects underrepresented young Angelenos to stable and lucrative careers in the rapidly growing L.A. tech industry. Learn more.


Snap Design Academy
Snap.jpgIn partnership with Snap Inc., the Snap Design Academy is a hands-on, six-week academy for 20 students for Los Angeles area community colleges. Learn more.


Nike x Design
Nike.jpgThirteen youth from L.A. area community colleges had the opportunity to learn about design and business at Nike in Portland during this six-month apprenticeship program. Learn more.

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2018 Snap Design Academy
"Snap Design Academy is a program like no other, and I think it sets a whole new precedence for what big companies can and could be doing to help students."

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#GivingTuesday with TOMS
"Programs like this are important because they give you the experience you need ... so that we actually are ready to go to these professional networking events."

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Hulu Design Challenge
"All the participants we interviewed, all of their life hacks and how they adapted to technology in their own little way, that was really inspiring and eye opening to me."

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Our challenge.

Through research with partners like LinkedIn and Deloitte, Bixel Exchange is addressing a glaring tech skills gap in L.A., and changing the conversation around underrepresented youth in tech nationally. Read our work below.

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2019 Industry Validated Competency Models and Assessment Plans

  
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Bridging the Los Angeles Tech Talent Gap

  
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Building L.A.'s Tech Talent Pipeline

  
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Opening Doors to the Tech Industry: The LA HI-TECH/Snap Inc. Case Study

  
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2018 Back to School Impact Report

Making an impact.

We can address these challenges with thoughtful planning and strategic collaboration. Bixel Exchange is bringing industry leaders and educational institutions together to equip young people with the necessary skills to pursue a successful career in our local tech industry. See our full 2018 impact.

 



4,500+


students engaged with tech companies through work-based learning

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95%

Low-Income

7%

Foster Youth

6%

Home-Insecure

2%

Justice-Involved

Our partners include:

 

60

Tech Companies

19

Community Colleges

30

High Schools

30

Community-Based Organizations