Yasmin Ali: Founder. Community Leader. Connector.
Yasmin Ali is, first and foremost, a generous community builder and connector who appreciates the power of education in improving one’s quality of life. After receiving her Master’s in Computer Science, Yasmin enjoyed a successful career in IT. Although she stepped away from her full-time job to be a full-time mom, Yasmin never stopped working as an educator and community builder. She loves to help people realize their full potential and reach their career goals.
For over a decade, Yasmin applied her energies to homeschooling and raising her children while leading the education committee of a diverse community organization she helped establish, the Muslim Association of the Puget Sound (MAPS). As a volunteer and leader of the education committee, she helped start an evening school which, to date, has served over 1000 students from diverse backgrounds in the last ten years.
While developing the MAPS program and curricula, Yasmin came across people interested in working in the IT industry. They were in need of training and access to tech jobs with real career potential. Yasmin’s mission became more clear: she wanted to help the under-privileged segment of society who had the intelligence and desire, but not the access to training and connections. An entrepreneur and friend, Syed Hamid of Quantyzd, encouraged Yasmin to start Skillspire. Syed had encountered the need for motivated, skilled local talent when he left Microsoft to start his own venture. There is a clear need and an untapped pool of talent. Yasmin has made it possible for these individuals to create a meaningful life and career for themselves –doing the type of work they want to be doing.
Skillspire courses are created with the intention to offer rapid, relevant training and work placement solutions to fill the talent gap in the Technology Industry in the Greater Seattle area with local, diverse, dedicated, and appreciative professionals. If you are interested in learning more about our programs, we would love to hear from you!