STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia

by MAKAIA
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STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia
STEM as life alternative for women in Colombia

Academia Geek is seeking for women interested in Web Development training to fulfill their goal of connecting with a job opportunity in the Technology sector.  

Sara is an example of this, she came to our Bootcamp with the dream of changing her life and the life of those around her, transforming the future through programming. 

 “Last year I made the decision to give my professional life a new direction, and I found in Academia Geek the perfect opportunity to do so. My experience in Academia Geek was very enriching, not only at a technical level, but also in a personal level, they have an exceptional side to side support and job placement, which is an essential because you leave the academy to the labor market."  

Since 2019, Academia Geek has trained 215 people, 68 of them are women and 42 are employed in the technology sector, reducing the existing gender gap in the sector and generating more opportunities for women to enhance their skills in the field. In Latin America, only 30% of women are part of the TI industry.  

Sara finished her training at the Bootcamp and only 3 weeks later she signed her contract as a Junior Consultant for a national IT company.  

“The expectations that remain in the future are showing the results of this training, to carry the name of Academia Geek proudly, and keep the professional and academic growth.” 

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Yudith, a Venezuelan migrant, arrived in Colombia 4 years ago with her family, looking for a better future and a job opportunity that would allow her to continue her studies in systems and give a better quality of life to her daughters.  

A friend recommended Academia Geek to her and she assures that this changed her life forever. She had intensive training for 12 weeks, but the support of her family was fundamental to achieve the goal of successfully completing her process. "I am currently in a job I love, doing something I studied for, forging a future for my daughters and for my family, all this thanks to Academia Geek" states Yudith.  

A total of 43 women have been trained at Academia Geek in the last three months, acquiring the necessary knowledge to become Junior FrontEnd Web Developers, breaking paradigms in the technology sector, being employed in recognized companies, with good working conditions and decent salaries to transform their lives and those of their families.  

 Help us, so that more women like Yudith fulfill their dreams.  

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For Geek Academy, it is very important to involve women in their training process in programming and web development and to achieve the employability of women in companies interested in our IT talent.

By 2021, 12 women have taken part in our official Front End courses and 7 of them have been employed in the Technology sector.

Venezuelan migrant women have also played a very important role at Geek Academy, who overcome the difficulties of being in another country, have believed in our promise of value. they have passed the trainings and today many of them are employed and with a change in their lives necessary to get ahead with their families.

Your commitment, responsibility, creativity, dedication and value in detail are some of the qualities highlighted by employers who hire Geek Academy's female talents.

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During 2021 we faced great challenges, but we also found opportunities to improve our work and inspire young people to consider technology as an alternative for life. In 2021 we are training  53 geeks in coding skills, employability and 21st century skills. 94% of those trained have a job in the TECH industry and they are generating income that contributes to the improvement of their quality of life. Part of our 2020 goals is inclusion, 36 women are now frontdeveloper, and 31 of them are working or studying in areas related with TECH. Also we had a version called Academia Geek Ser + Capaces, focused on people with disabilities who finish their training in December 2020. 27 persons concluded the formation. During January they will socialize their final projects and they will be starting the employability process. Thanks to all for the support during 2020. This year we have big dreams. Together we are stronger. Links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkGT2qmd3jE

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During 2020 we faced great challenges, but we also found opportunities to improve our work and inspire young people to consider technology as an alternative for life. In 2020 we trained 53 geeks in coding skills, employability and 21st century skills. 94% of those trained have a job in the TECH industry and they are generating income that contributes to the improvement of their quality of life.


Part of our 2020 goals is inclusion, 36 women are now frontdeveloper, and 31 of them are working or studying in areas related with TECH. Also we had a version called Academia Geek Ser + Capaces, focused on people with disabilities who finish their training in December 2020. 27 persons concluded the formation. During January they will socialize their final projects and  they will be starting the employability process.

Thanks to all for the support during 2020.

 

This year we have big dreams. Together we are stronger.

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