GirlCode’s latest Online Bootcamp aims to upskill 400 unemployed IT graduates

GirlCode has announced a new Online Bootcamp aimed at upskilling female IT graduates, with 400 in particular earmarked for this latest initiative.

In fits in with the organisation’s goal of helping 10 million women and girls with access to much needed IT skills by 2030.

For this Online Bootcamp, GirlCode says the recent female IT graduates must be between 18 and 35 years old. Other criteria for eligibility include being unemployed, a South African citizen, along with having access to a notebook and the internet.

GirlCode adds that the Online Bootcamp begins in May for a duration of three months, with two streams to choose from – Full Stack Developer: Python or AWS Cloud Practitioner.

“We have built an EdTech platform that will be offering virtual coding classes to bridge the skills gap for unemployed young women. This means will be able to enrol more women in our coding bootcamp without the restriction of physical connections,” notes Zandile Mkwanazi, GirlCode CEO, in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“The programs offers online webinars, practical sessions with industry experts and self-guided work modules are accompanied by structured virtual live engagement for students to connect with each other, facilitators and mentors. This ensures course completion and acquisition of necessary knowledge to excel in the industry,” she adds.

Entries, which will include a screening process and aptitude test, for this latest Online Bootcamp close on 29th April, and applications can be made on the GirlCode site here.

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