Rapid uptake for DigitalUPLIFT

Caitlin Gould (TECWomen) and Naomi Johns-Dyer (Truro & Penwith College)

TECWomen CIC and Truro and Penwith College have launched a free-to-access, online technology skills course designed specifically for women.

The ten-week course has proved so popular – fully subscribed within a week – that a second one has been announced for September.

Caitlin Gould, founder of TECWomen, said: “We believe that it is important to provide women with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the technology industry.

“Cornwall has a thriving technology sector – but not nearly enough women are part of it. By launching this course, we hope to help close the gender gap in Cornwall’s technology sector and encourage more women to recognise the value that they can bring to this kind of work and to pursue careers in this field.”

The DigitalUPLIFT course is open to women of all ages and experience levels, and no qualifications or prior knowledge are necessary to enroll. While the majority of the course is delivered online, each week there is a chance for the women to meet with a local employer who has sponsored that week’s lesson. The employer will tell them more about the job opportunities available and will give the students a chance to ask questions directly from the people doing the job. A free lunch will be provided.

Participants who complete the course will receive a digital certificate of achievement and access to information about local job opportunities, further study and apprenticeships.

For full details, click here.