YWeb Career Academy Builds on YWCA South Florida’s Economic Justice initiatives throughout the community.
YWeb Career Academy (YWeb) is an employment service program that trains women and people of color to become web developers/designers, in partnership with Google.org.
The goal of the YWeb Career Academy 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 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 YWeb Career Academy.
Selected participants are expected to commit to the full program, which runs for 14-weeks, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break each day. The program is largely virtual, with biweekly face-to-face meetings.
YWeb starts program starts November 2, 2020, and concludes on March 5, 2021 with a 2-week winter break.
If you are interested in enrolling in the cohort of the YWeb Career Academy please complete the online application below. We will follow up with more information on how to join the next cohort.
- 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 to 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.
- 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 Heather Bush, YWCA Economic Coordinator, at HBush@ywcasouthflorida.org.