According to the National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane, for its initials in Spanish) 3.12 million young people between 15 and 28 years did not study or work in Colombia. MAKAIA will train 100 women from low-income communities in coding and programming skills, providing access to better jobs, and giving opportunities for building a career or starting their own businesses through technology.
In Latin America just 30% of women are working in the technology industry; In Colombia, only 2 out of 10 women choose to study a career related to science and technology. we are looking for closing the gap gender and creating more opportunities to improve womens skills in the IT sector.
We will train 100 girls, from low-economic levels, in basic IT, programming technologies and power skills. We will do this with an intensive 12-week, mentor based training, inspirational talks and visits to tech companies. This will allow them to continue their IT training and development and benefit from the opportunities that the city is fostering. The initiative has an employment focus so they can find jobs in IT. 80% of our graduates find jobs in 3 - 6 months after finishing studies.
If we give 100 girls the right skills and opportunities with technology, they will become change agents in their communities, raise the voice of women and youth in technology and become role models for other youth. By aligning the training with the development of the city and driven by market opportunities, many excluded youth will have the opportunities to transform their life and the one of their communities. They will be able to find high-paid jobs that can promote social mobility.
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