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The Code To Change 2016 programme: Applications Open!

After a successful launch in 2015 we are proud to announce that applications for The Code to Change programme 2016 are now open. This one-of-a-kind five month programme consists of a three-day kickoff event, a by a three-month mentoring phase for 30 successful participants, and a work experience phase for the selected promising mentees.

The Code to Change programme is designed to inspire and teach women important skills to succeed in the digital world and job market. According to the Council of European Professional Informatics Society, only 20% of the 2.7 million people working in the ICT sector in Europe are women. Multiple studies have shown that gender-balanced and more diverse teams perform better. Given the current disparities, urgent measures need to be taken to ensure economic empowerment of women and consequently, an inclusive, diversified and welcoming work environment.

The Code to Change programme aims to bridge the skills gap by making available effective education and mentoring through our dedicated community of IT professionals who are passionate about passing on their expertise.

You can either apply for the full programme or just the three day kickoff event which will be held on 3-5 November 2016 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Last year 26 selected women graduated from our e-skills bootcamp. We are happy to share that many of The Code to Change mentees are now building apps, starting new projects or have started working in the technology sector! Take a look at some of our emerging leaders from the programme via this link or read our mentee Joyce’s story via this link!

We have a limited number of seats. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 30th 2016

The deadline has been extended to 10th of October 2016. Apply today!

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The kickoff event begins with a two-day coding bootcamp, interspersed with lightning talks from a variety of speakers and concludes with a one-day conference.  This conference is open to everyone, whether you are accepted to the bootcamp or not. The conference features talks from seasoned IT professionals and leaders in the market about e-skills and opportunities in the digital world. We are featuring talks about skill building and career development to succeed in the technology sector.
The application form is ONLY for those who wish to apply for the entire Code to Change programme (e-skills bootcamp and mentoring). It is NOT for those who are only interested in the conference, which takes place on November 5th.

Click here for the details of The Code To Change programme

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Launching ‘The Code To Change Program 2015′

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e-Skills bootcamp and conference 2015, 15-17th October Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What is the Code To Change Program?

The Code to Change program is an extensive 5-month program aimed at women who are looking for new challenges and want to kick-start a career in ICT. It consists of three phases. The coding bootcamp phase, the mentoring phase and work experience phase. In the course of our work we are often asked the following question by women pursuing personal growth and professional change: “Where do I start?” The Code to Change program answers that question and paves the way for a smooth start in a new career!

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The Digital Revolution has changed the way we think, live and work. The world has reached a point where digital literacy is fundamental for finding a job. In the future, ninety percent of jobs will demand digital skills.

The Digital Agenda for Europe estimates that by 2020 there will be a skills deficit that equates almost a million unfilled jobs.
The Code to Change program is designed to inspire and teach women important skills to succeed in the digital world and job market. Despite high unemployment across Europe, the huge e-skills gap is a barrier to existing roles in the sector. In order to boost competitiveness, productivity and employability of the workforce, we need to bridge the e-skills gap to ensure innovation and growth by updating the skills of the existing talent pool.

The Code to Change program is designed to inspire and teach women important skills to succeed in the digital world and job market. According to the Council of European Professional Informatics Society, only 20 percent of the 2.7 million people working in the ICT sector are women. The percentage is even lower in the IT sector. Women also disproportionally leave the ICT sector as they progress in their careers. The lack of female participation in technology-related studies exacerbates a pre-existing problem with labour supply shortages. Multiple studies have shown that more gender-balanced and diverse teams perform better. Given these disparities, urgent measures need to be taken to ensure economic empowerment of women and consequently, an inclusive, diversified and welcoming work environment.

The Code To Change program aims to bridge the skills gap by making available effective education and mentoring through our dedicated community of IT professionals who are passionate about passing on their expertise.

Interested in applying for our coding bootcamp?

Screen Shot 2015-09-18 at 16.16.32Interested in partnering with us for workshops, lighting talks or collaboration opportunities? Please feel free to send us an email at info(at)chunrichoupaal(dot)org

The Code To Change Conference website

The Code to Change program will take place in Amsterdam during European Code Week 2015.

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