THE REGINALD NOBLE SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY METHODOLOGIES TRAINING
Working towards a brighter future while changing lives via Technology
At The Reginald Noble School of Technology Methodologies Training, our Software Testing Methodologies Technology program is designed to be a catalyst that helps African American male youth of the Black Community reach their goals and fulfill their potential.
"Not everyone will become rappers, entertainers, professional athletes. That's not to say that all can't be successful. We have a clear pattern to success......Joshua 1:8 New International Version (NIV) Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."- Cait Manuel-Brown, Founder
WHO WE ARE
According to WWW.TechRepublic.com, overall 83% of Tech Executives are White while only 2-5.3% are African American. Only 9% of Apple’s Tech staff is African American while just 2% of Google’s Tech staff is African American.
Formerly known as PWYC, now rebranded in honor of highly esteemed African-American Music Artist, Reginald “Redman” Noble, The Reginald Noble School of Technology Methodologies Training is a Federally Exempt Organization established to bridge the gap between African Americans and Technology, as African Americans are grossly under-represented in the Technology sector, while providing an array of additional services via affiliates.
At the training facility, lovingly referred to by program participants as “Reginald Noble Tech”, the youth are trained in the Software Development Life Cycle and Software Testing Methodologies.
1 Corinthians 15:58 KJ21: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
HOPE BRINGS CHANGE
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
The Reginald Noble School of Technology Methodologies Training promotes positive change in our Black Communities by providing hope.
Training our youth with Technology Skills, whereas they have the ability to earn living wages, will bring about such hope.
WITH HOPE, OUR BLACK COMMUNITIES CAN GO FROM HERE
TO HERE!! VIA TECHNOLOGY JOBS THAT PAY LIVING WAGES.
"AND HOPE DOES NOT PUT US TO SHAME..."
"The Talented Tenth of the Negro race must be made leaders of thought and missionaries of culture among their people."
-W. E. B. DuBois
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reginald “Redman” Noble Nominated for Prestigious Computer History Museum Fellows Awards, Has Tech School named in his honor
WILMINGTON, Delaware, Sept. 11, 2020–Reginald “Redman” Noble, the Grammy-nominated, best-selling rapper, has been nominated for the prestigious Computer History Museum Fellows Awards Hall of Fellows, recognizing him as the first Black male with a standalone Software Technology school rebranded to be named in his honor as well as for inspiring young African-American men to pursue careers in technology.
The Reginald Noble School of Technology Methodologies Training, best known as “Reginald Noble Tech”, a 501c3 nonprofit that is named in honor of Noble, is a major initiative to transform the lives of Black males in cities around the country, creating new opportunities to inspire, educate and prepare them for careers in technology.
The museum, based in Silicon Valley, recognizes individuals whose “technological progress should be in service to human progress” and whose “technology created and applied ethically can expand access to opportunity.” If selected in 2021, he would be listed in its Hall of Fellows allow with such individuals as Katherine Johnson, the famed NASA scientist featured in the popular “Hidden Figures” movie and James Gosling, who conceived the popular Java programming language.
To kick off the school’s fall session in mid-September, Mike Purzycki, mayor of Wilmington, Del., will offer some opening remarks, celebrating the program’s contributions to the community, whose classes were filled to capacity on the first day of the announcement. Reginald Noble Tech is offering young African American males access to free, eight-week classes offered in such areas as network testing, UAT/GUI testing, security testing and mobile application testing. The school even assists some of these young men with clearing their non violent criminal histories.
The innovative school is addressing the growing need to provide underserved Black men in mainly urban communities, who are 18-25, the opportunity and access to careers in technology, particularly software. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that careers in software development over the next 10 years are growing 22% faster than average. Reginald Noble Tech wants to change the narrative; bucking trends that show that only 2% to 5% of tech executives are blacks.
With the support of 100 Black Men of Philadelphia-Manhood 101 Program, Cait Brown, a veteran business executive and founder, worked with numerous members of the community to establish the school. Tyrone Taylor, Sr., the fiduciary agent for the school who is an investor, entrepreneur, says this nomination is historic, and serves as a powerful tribute to Noble and his commitment to the community. “Reginald Noble inspiring these young men to enter this field is not only a Godly act but quite frankly is heroic and should be acknowledged throughout Black History,” Taylor said. “I’d like to read about Reginald Noble every Black History Month.”
As a hugely valuable asset to the school’s programming, James Brewer, a nationally acclaimed financial services expert, will be leading the school’s Financial Literacy Program.
One of the program’s instructors is Tyler Sparrow, 25, who has a degree in Computer Science and is now working on his Masters’ of Science in Family Studies with a specialization in Christian Counseling. Sparrow also serves as a peer mentor.
Additionally, Joel Wilson, president of the 100 Black Men of Philadelphia, is also the school’s Training Program Facilitator. Students also have access to licensed practical counselors and social workers on staff for the young men to consult.
While initially launching in Wilmington, Del., Reginald Noble Tech is planning to expand the programs in major cities around the country over the next few years.
For more information about the school or any corporations or organizations interested in partnering with Reginald Noble Tech, or if you would like to donate please submit your information via the online form or call 302-440-3851. For media interviews, contact Neil Foote, Foote Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-448-3765.
"Be so good they can't ignore you". - Steve Martin
Our young men have come together from rival sides of the city for positive change in our community.
"...We are brothers now. We are a positive reflection of our community..." - Semaj (student)
The entire community rallies in support of our young men. When wearing their Reginald Noble Tech tee's, they get a thumbs up by community members; some even remove their masks partially to give them a thumbs up and a smile!
"When we put on these t-shirts, we make a statement to our community. Positive. Positive change". - Trevor (student)
"We didn't realize how powerful of a statement we made in our t-shirts until we got together and saw each other with then on ...We look good...real good.." - Semaj (student)
OUR CLASS PRESIDENT AND STUDENT SPOKESPERSON
As President and spokesperson for our students, Quon speaks the words of the collective consciousness of our young men: They are ready to assimilate into society.
Our young men are getting killed "out there". They realize that it is time for change. By providing them with the appropriate training to make living wages by legal means, we (as society) allow them this opportunity (specifically in a field where they are grossly underrepresented).
With hope for their futures (making living wages), these young men will "self regulate" our communities. They themselves will "clean up" our communities. They will inspire and motivate each other to do better (and assimilate as well). Assimilation will then become a fad!
The pride of professional success will inspire and motivate them to say: "Nope, not on this block....not any more...Move that around in private...but not here..." Part of the agreement we have with these young men is that upon obtaining a job that pays living wages, they remain in their neighborhoods and do just that!
IN THE WORDS OF QUON...
"Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men."
A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDER TO POTENTIAL SPONSORS
In their efforts to do their part concerning the reduction of the recidivism rate, our young men have enrolled in The Reginald Noble School of Technology Methodologies with the hope of having the opportunity to enter a field where African Americans are grossly under represented.
These young men do not view this fact that African Americans are relatively marginalized in the field of Technology as racial discrimination. They, however, view the previous statement as opportunity; opportunity for them to enter into a field where they may make historic moves as African American men. Galatians 6:10, KJV: "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."
Our young men have faith in society. Furthermore, they understand that faith without works is dead. James 2:17, NIV: "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead."
Hence, they are putting forth the effort to make themselves worthy of acceptance into society and specifically into the field of technology.
Ephesians 4:1 (KJV2000): “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation by which you are called….”
By learning the foundational methodologies of software testing, they will be prepared to enter the Technology Field at entry-level/intern-level. From there, the sky is the limit for them.
As testers, while becoming acclimated to various areas of technology (i.e. development, automation testing, project management, etc), they may decide to venture out into these disciplines.
It is believed that any structure has a foundation upon which it is built. It is also believed that family is the foundation upon which society is built. The “family” was established prior to any religion, religious belief or doctrine as a “society” had to have been in place before such could be established. Family is not only the basic unit of society, it is the way in which society is sustained.
Our young men are a part of the overall “family” of society. As they make themselves worthy to assimilate into our “family” (society), I beseech you to assist these young men with your sponsorship.
We, at The Reginald Noble School of Technology Methodologies Training, look forward to hearing from you.
-Cait Manuel-Brown, Founder
1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms”.
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