In 2021, diversity is more critical than ever, especially in workplaces. Although gender stereotypes and bias persist in STEM fields, discouraging young people from pursuing STEM professions; however, the good news is that times are changing fast, as the sector is becoming more diverse.
Understanding that there’s a growing need to encourage more women to embrace careers in STEM, WemTech has launched an initiative to empower women in tech and engineering across Africa. The program is currently open to interested applicants.
WemTech scouts and selects young female software engineers equipping them with the resources needed to unlock their full potential.
The 4-month program, spanning from May to August 2021, is free for female software. It is designed to enhance their skills, giving them real-life working experience and career opportunities.
Successful applicants will spend four months working on MVPs products for the LabEight*’ accelerator’s portfolio of startups. WemTech is currently accepting applicants.
What does WemTech offer?
Through its tailor-made curriculum, the program aims to prepare participants for the workplace as well as the following:
- Training and guidance in completing a real-life SW developing project for a start-up company in its early stage;
- Opportunity to collaborate with professional product engineering teams and learn technical skills;
- Access to WemTech’s network and resources;
- Access to a computer;
- Prior SW development education (a degree or a course certification) and/or equivalent experience;
- Passion for technology and building software products;
- Commitment throughout the duration of the program.
If you wish to apply for the program, click here. The interview of selected applicants will be held in April 2021.
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