Simplilearn has teamed up with JobsForHer, an online women’s careers platform, to educate and upskill 1,000 women in full Java development over the next year, making them future-ready. As part of this program, Simplilearn aims to create 1,000 female Java developers through this partnership by the end of the year.
“Women now make up 34 percent of the IT workforce in India, but women’s participation in technology is beginning to decline as we move up the career ladder. We need to address this issue immediately and focus on growing the talented female workforce or the already persistent gender gap will only widen for women in tech,” Simplilearn’s press release reads.
This programme, set up as a ‘women-exclusive’ initiative, aims to strengthen the position and capabilities of Women in Tech. The Full Stack Java Development program is part of Simplilearn’s job guarantee program, which allows women to pursue their aspirations without worrying about finding a job.
After completing the programme, Simplilearn secured a job for the students. “After Program Completion: If a student, after applying for career services and adhering to all timelines, is unable to take place even after six months of course completion, Simplilearn promises a guaranteed refund of course fees to the learner,” it adds.
The program will last for one year, of which six months will be learning modules and the next six months will be devoted to career preparation of the students. Each batch will consist of 50 female students who will be trained by Simplilearn to master coding as well as build their own projects, apps, websites and backend systems, Simplilearn claims.
JobsForHer offers exclusive mentorship to these female students, who will have the opportunity to connect with the best mentors and receive the best career guidance, industry insights and inspiration from the best business leaders. Female students will also be invited to participate in JobsForHer’s exclusive networking events with top companies committed to hiring talented and skilled women for their diverse teams.
Anand Narayanan, chief product officer, Simplilearn, said: “Industrial reports point to significant demand for Full Stack Development jobs in recent years. While this is a great opportunity to upskill and adapt to market demand, there is often a gap when it comes to upskilling women for these positions.With the goal of increasing the role of women in technology, we look forward to upskilling at least 1000 women with the Full Stack Java Development program in the coming year designed exclusively for them, we believe that women who are entering their professional careers or who have taken a break in the past can accelerate their careers after completing the program.”
Neha Bagaria, of JobsForHer, said: “While women’s representation is gaining more attention in conversations and some industries have undergone changes, we still have a long way to go as there is still significant inequality when it comes to women in the tech industry. The prejudice that tech positions are more suited to men still exists, which discourages women from jumping into these fields. To break the prejudice and empower women in the tech sector, we are pleased to partner with Simplilearn to make it best in class program on Full Stack Java Development for female students.This program enables them to have a comprehensive understanding of the domain and provides mentorship and networking opportunities to ensure that women from day one of completion of the program being ready for a job.”
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