👩 A free coding course for female talent.
ICE Malta has announced that eSkills Malta Foundation will be giving 25 females aged 24+ the opportunity to enrol for the extremely in-demand Programming Basics with Python Course set to start this November 2021.
This free online live study programme will give females the opportunity to explore the world of code through Python, one of the most fundamental and in-demand coding languages. Students will be mentored by a leading industry expert and will be presented with numerous projects which will help them put their new skills to practice.
The eSkills Malta Foundation is one of the leaders in Malta for encouraging girls and women to consider a digital career. The Foundation firmly believes that the increase of women in the digital sector can contribute in the decrease of the supply and demand gap and that they can also bring diversity and success to products in industry, government and education.
– Carm Cachia, eSkills Malta Foundation.
Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tech sector has accelerated in dominance across all industries, and now more than ever it is essential that women progress in tech and learn how to code.
Our goal is to make sure that women are ready to thrive in what will inevitably be an even more tech-driven future and that Malta becomes a global tech leader that harnesses all of its rich talent, not just half of it. Whether our 25 sponsored female students want to re-enter the workforce, gain recognition in their workplace or launch their own business, coding skills will empower them to step into new career opportunities.
– Nikolai Sammut, ICE Malta.
Enrolment for this course is on a first-come, first-served basis – therefore students are encouraged to confirm their enrolment immediately as demand for this free course is high. Enrolment may be completed here.
ICE Malta is committed to continuing to develop strategies to address the challenges of gender diversity and the empowerment of women in the STEM fields by deepening females’ hands-on computing experience, changing women’s perceptions of computing, and in turn giving the ICT industry the opportunity to employ a larger amount of females – hence strike a better balance.
*The term ‘woman/females’ includes people of all colour and age who identify with the female gender including yet not limited to non-binary individuals.