Black Genius Academy

Discover what a career in tech could look like for you.


  • No prior technical education experience
  • Must be based in the United States

Black Genius Academy (BGA) is a tech career exploration app that equips aspiring Black tech talent with resources and knowledge to identify, enroll, and succeed in technical education programs.

Through audio interviews with Black tech leaders, personalized career action plans, and coaching support, BGA demystifies fast-growing career fields - cybersecurity, ux design, and software engineering - to help learners discover what a career in tech can look like.

Learn about fast-growing career fields directly from Black tech leaders

  • Explore cybersecurity, software engineering, and UX design, by learning from Black tech leaders who have been successful in those fields.
  • Complete a personalized action plan that demystifies and outlines the necessary steps to land a job in these career fields.

Access a community of coaches and professionals

  • Feel supported throughout your journey with career coaching that will help you identify your career goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and make informed decisions about your future.
  • Build your network by connecting with a community of current and aspiring Black tech professionals.

Get matched to relevant technical education programs to start your journey

  • Sample each career field by completing mini lessons that allow you to get hands-on experience before committing to a particular career path.
  • Identify and enroll in an educational program that will equip you with the technical knowledge necessary to qualify for roles in these fields.

Black Genius Academy is a free web application, open to all, and no prior experience is required to get started. Grant opportunities are available for qualifying learners to remove financial barriers to continuing education programs.

Black Genius Academy was developed in collaboration with Career Karma, a tech career development platform dedicated to helping people transition into fulfilling careers.

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