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Op-ed: I broke barriers as Black woman in tech without a degree. Hire more workers like me

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The education and workforce system too often screens out anyone, in particular women and people of color, who don’t fit the image of a job-ready, traditionally-educated worker, according to LaShana Lewis, an IT engineer who struggled for decades to find professional success because she lacked a degree.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images | MediaNews Group | Getty ImagesI am among the few Americans working in an “in-demand” tech job who doesn’t have a college degree. But my path to secure a job that matched my skill set was filled with one disappointment after another. For nearly two decades, I …

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