Simplilearn, an online boot camp for digital economy skills training has announced its partnership with JobsForHer, e-platform for women’s careers, to train and upskill 1,000 women in the next year in Full Stack Java Development, making them job-ready.
This programme, designed as a ‘women-exclusive’ initiative, aims to strengthen the position and capacities of Women in Tech and has been designed to bridge the gender gap in the professional space. Simplilearn aims at creating 1,000 women Java developers by the end of the year through this partnership with JobsForHer.
The course is a part of Simplilearn’s Job Guarantee Programme, allowing women to pursue their ambitions without worrying about finding a job.
Simplilearn assures learners job placement on completion of the programme: if any student, after signing up for career services and adhering to all timelines, is unable to find placement even after six months of completing the course, Simplilearn promises a guaranteed refund of the course fee to the learner.
Anand Narayanan, chief product officer, Simplilearn, said, “Industry reports indicate a significant demand in Full Stack Development jobs in the last couple of years. While this is a great opportunity to upskill and adapt to suit the market demand, there often exists a gap when it comes to upskilling women for these roles. With the aim to boost the role of women in tech, we look forward to upskilling at least 1,000 women in the next year with the programme designed exclusively for them. We are confident that after completing the programme, women who are either starting their professional careers or have taken a break in the past will be able to accelerate their careers.”
Women now make up 34% of the Information Technology (IT) workforce in India. Simplilearn stated in a communique that the participation of women in tech starts declining as we move up the career ladder. There’s a need to address this issue head-on and focus on increasing the talented women workforce, or the already stubborn gender gap will only continue to widen for women in tech.
The programme will be of a duration of one year – of which six months will constitute learning modules, and the next six months will be devoted to the career preparation of the learners. Each batch shall consist of 50 women learners who will be trained by Simplilearn to master coding and also to build their own projects, apps, websites, and backend systems. JobsForHer will provide exclusive mentorship to these women learners, who will get a chance to connect with the finest mentors and can receive the best career guidance, industry insights, and inspiration from the top corporate leaders. Women learners will also receive invites to be part of JobsForHer exclusive networking events with top companies committed to hiring talented and skilled women to their diverse teams.