According to a Burning Glass Technologies report, ~80% of middle-skill jobs in today’s workforce require tech skills. That encompasses 32% of all labor market demand in the US. Critically, these jobs have grown 2x faster and pay 18% higher wages than other middle-skills jobs. Through the Future Edge program, Capital One is committing $150m to provide Americans with the tools and skills they need to thrive in this increasingly digital era.
With its new Future EdgeSM initiative, Capital One will collaborate with leading educational and community organizations across the country to address areas of critical need that impact the nation’s current and future ability to grow and prosper in the digital age. Through Future Edge, Capital One will provide community grants and support efforts designed to help America’s workforce to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow; help small business owners and entrepreneurs grow, compete, and succeed in the digital age; and provide individuals with money management tools and resources to help them prepare and invest for the future.