5 reasons we’re committed to building and inspiring careers in tech

A man talks to youth at a Hyland technology engagement event.

As a leader in the tech space, Hyland is committed to bridging the technology gap.

For years our leadership team has worked to provide meaningful STEM programs and partnerships, first locally in Cleveland, and then to even more communities as we grew globally.

One of our priorities is opening the door to students who may not have the access they need to build their STEM skills and enter the tech space.

Why get into early tech education?

To keep it simple: We can make an impact, so we should.

Our core values guide us to deliver innovative solutions — and that isn’t limited to our products.

Let’s walk through a few reasons we prioritize investing in the technology pipeline, and why other tech companies can make similar impacts.

1. Everyone deserves access to technology

“Sixty-seven percent of all new jobs in STEM are in computing, but only 11% of STEM bachelor degrees are in computer science,” said Marissa Dilisio, an internal project manager for Tech Outreach at Hyland. “The reality of our education system today is that it’s just not set up to prepare everyone for those jobs. Until 100% of schools are teaching computer science, there has to be other ways for students to have access to technical education.”

Technology organizations are often in a unique position to help provide access to technology for underserved communities. We can:

  • Create and impact computer science and talent development programs
  • Attest to the importance of providing students with high-quality computer science educations
  • Expose them to computer science at a young age
  • Share career paths and mentoring opportunities

The reality of our education system today is that it’s just not set up to prepare everyone for those computer science jobs. Until 100% of schools are teaching computer science, there has to be other ways for students to have access to technical education.

$ Marissa Dilisio, Internal Project Manager for Tech Outreach at Hyland$

2. Technology career paths are diverse and dynamic

From executives to individual contributors and everywhere in between, employees’ diverse career pathways bring a richness and depth to our teams.

In order to innovate and think creatively, we need people who think differently — not just from a market perspective, but also from one another.

Hyland helps orchestrate educational field trips, special events, panel discussions and more, so students learn about the wide variety of trainings, certifications and degrees that lead to different roles and responsibilities within tech.

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3. Everyone wins with a strong technology worker pipeline

It’s true — a strong up-and-coming crop of technology workers benefits us, but it’s also necessary for the economy and our way of life as a society.

A strong field of tech candidates is essential. Tech workers are foundational to the success of every organization, and jobs in this field remain a top priority even as they remain difficult to hire for.

By providing computer science education to more communities, our STEM programs and partnerships help strengthen and diversify the science and technology workforce.

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4. We’re supporting the efforts of the organizations who do it best

“We can’t do this work alone, which is why it’s important to work with partners who are not only aligned with our mission, but actively collaborate with us to advance that mission,” said Lisa Chambers, national executive director for TECH CORPS.

TECH CORPS, a team with which Hyland has partnered for many years, is the longest operating education-technology nonprofit organization in the United States. It works to ensure K-12 students have equal access to Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT) programs, skills and resources that enhance early learning and prepare them for college, credential or career.

We know that when kids who engage early with technology education programs, they are more likely to unlock job opportunities in the future. Ideally, once that trail has been blazed, others can tread the same pathway more easily.

> Read more | Hyland and TECH CORPS partner to expand interest and access to computer science education

5. Employees love to share their knowledge

In addition to supporting outside organizations, Hyland hosts its own Tech Outreach programs that focus on students’ development from grades 7 – 12. This program is a wonderful way for our employees to give back through mentorship opportunities and CS education instruction.

These free learning opportunities are available in-person or virtual, expanding our reach further than we have in the past. Students can participate in field trips, camps, hackathons and more.

These one-of-a-kind experiences help students see firsthand what it’s like to have a career in the technology field, and it helps our employees give back to our local communities in a big way.

Help us expand access to technology education

We are proud of our efforts so far, and we’re seeking ways to expand them!

If you are an organization doing great work in building and inspiring careers in technology, please reach out to [email protected] — we’d love to hear more about it!


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As part of the Employee Experience team in the HR department, Lisa Jackman manages a team that focuses on Hyland’s corporate social responsibility and employee communication efforts.

Lisa and her team are building communities where every one of us is able to reach our full potential and ignite a sense of purpose in our lives. This important work comes to life through programs that: Build and inspire careers in technology; engage and support our employees in meaningful ways; and foster inclusion, equity, and belonging for all.

Lisa started her Hyland career in 2008 in the Marketing department as part of the global healthcare business. Prior to that, she worked in the nonprofit sector at the Cleveland Leadership Center. A Miami University grad, she lives in the Cleveland area with her husband and two children.
Lisa Jackman

Lisa Jackman

As part of the Employee Experience team in the HR department, Lisa Jackman manages a team that focuses on Hyland’s corporate social responsibility and employee communication efforts.

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