There are few women in tech in Africa and globally, with reports blaming education for the imbalance. According to a report women obtain 24 percent of all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees. And only 20 percent of them obtain computer science and engineering degrees.
Hours after celebrating International Women’s Day, Andela has announced it’s launching a women-only coding class this year targeting women who love tech and programming.
Andela said its first ‘All female’ class is inviting applications from ladies who aspire to become ‘World Class’ developers. The four-year, paid Technical Leadership Program is like a university, but minus paying tuition, students earn a healthy income and benefits and Andela also helps place them into international companies to work for around the globe within 6 months.
“As an Andela Fellow, you are also eligible for continued training and employment with Andela for four years. . After the four year program, Andela Fellows can be expected to; start technology companies, work directly with client companies as employees or continue to help train software engineers as Andela,” the firm said.
After training and employment with Andela for a period of four years, students are expected to go start their companies or go on to work at other companies seeking employees of the highest caliber.
Apply today at http://kenya.andela.com and see if you have what it takes! The application submission deadline is April 8th, 2016.