YWCA Women in Tech Program Builds on YWCA South Florida’s Economic Justice initiatives throughout the community.

Our Women in Tech program is an employment service program that trains women and people of color to become web developers/designers, in sponsorship with Microsoft New Horizon, CareerSource South Florida, Carrie Meek Foundation, Amadeus, Anthem, and Kaufman Rossin.

The goal of the Women in Tech is to increase diversity in this area of employment. Upon completion of the course, students will have opportunities to pursue full-time permanent employment, a paid internship, or a freelance career.

The program covers technical skills such as design, HTML, CSS, and Javascript and employability skills such as project management, interview practice, and resume writing. Traditionally, women and people of color are underrepresented in the technology field. This program aims to end that trend.

The course is 100% scholarship-based, so you pay nothing out of pocket! Similar courses can cost about $8000 or more, but with the help of our partners over at Google we are able to provide this amazing learning opportunity to our community for free. Simply apply for the course using the link below, and you can take advantage of the Women in Tech.

REGISTER HERE

 

If you are interested in enrolling in the cohort of the Women in Tech please complete the online application below. We will follow up with more information on how to join the next cohort.


  • TECHNICAL SKILLS

    • Do you enjoy learning for its own sake? Do unknowns drive you to dig deeper?
    • Each cohort is composed of 20–25 students. The program includes ~400 hours of intensive technical training. Students are expected to complete job-related projects and work outside of class time and be actively engaged in the learning process.
  • EMPLOYABILITY POWER SKILLS

    • Resumes, interview prep, time management, business etiquette, finance & budgets, business basics, wage negotiation, networking, LinkedIn, and MORE!
    • Students also receive soft skills training, including situational workplace judgment, active listening, communication skills, and problem-solving Hard skills, such as technical training, are required to get a job but people skills will open future doors and assist in sustaining and building relationships.
  • INTERNSHIPS

    • Many of our students who complete the program enter a paid internship. If your company takes on interns, that would be a wonderful way for the students to put their new skills and experience to use.

If you have any questions, contact our team at Community@ywcasouthflorida.org