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Women in Tech: Cloud and Security Bootcamp 2021

About

Demand for technology jobs is growing in South Florida, where the technology industry contributes $22.3 billion to the local economy. In a recent survey by Inc. 5000, women make up 59 percent of the total workforce but average less than 20 percent of the tech jobs with major tech companies.

Women in Tech (WIT) is a collaboration among CareerSource South Florida, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of South Florida (New Horizons), and the YWCA of South Florida to help close the gender gap by increasing the number of women in technology careers. This program provides a full scholarship to qualified women to gain targeted and relevant IT training, industry certifications, real-world experience and job placement opportunities.

Women In Tech

Support

The Women in Tech Support Program will scaffold the delivery of the Bootcamp to ensure that participants are able to navigate life’s challenges while in the program. The following resources will be available for participants who require additional support:

Technology – computer, internet access

Transportation – gas cards, transit cards

Food

Housing

Childcare

Life Coaching

Clothing

Train & Certify

The 16-week bootcamp style program will be delivered in a blended format (face-to-face and online instruction). The program covers the following courses and prepares students to sit for industry recognized IT certifications 

CompTIA Security+

Career

Getting women into IT careers is the objective of this program. All aspects of the program will be delivered with that goal in mind. The Women in Tech Partners Program is designed to extend the IT experience beyond the classroom.

Participants will be required to maintain workplace standards while in the program. Training will also incorporate employers coming into the classroom to provide real-world perspectives

Upon completing the Bootcamp participants will be provided with a work experience opportunities with local companies looking to improve their ability to create a more diverse tech workforce and provide graduates with a real-world IT experience.

After successful completion of the program participants will receive assistance to be placed into IT careers.

CompTIA  A+ 1001 & 1002

Information Technology Foundations

Microsoft Azure Administrator

Networking and Security

CompTIA Network+

Microsoft Azure Fundamentals 

Cloud Computing

Soft Skills for IT Professionals 

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Getting Miami’s Women to into IT Careers

“Women make up 47% of all employed adults in the U.S. but hold only 25% of computing roles.”

National Centre for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

Women in Tech: Cloud and Security Bootcamp 2021

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*To find out if you meet the WIOA criteria please contact Ileana.bolanos2@careersourcesfl.com

Who is this program for

Women 18 years old  or older 

High school graduate or GED

Meet the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) criteria*

Highly motivated to learn new technical and professional skills

Available five days a week (M-F) for 16 week training followed by work experience 

Some IT training or experience preferred

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of this program?

WIT is offered to qualified participants at no cost. The program offers an educational stipend to help offset basic expenses.

How much is the stipend?
Will I be able to work while attending WIT? 
When does the program start?
When is the next application deadline?
Am I guaranteed a full-time job after I graduate?

Soft skills are critical for any aspiring professional. Women will be provided with a variety of soft skills training to ensure they are not only a technical match but also a cultural match.
Soft skills are so important that they often make the difference when employers decide to hire, keep or promote an employee.

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Pass aptitude and basic IT skills test 

Demonstrated ability to learn and work in a virtual environment

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Now Accepting Applications For Our 2021 Cohort 

Application Deadline: May 28, 2021


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