In advance of a formal launch next month Sky has shared the news to women they are about to launch a women in technology academy.  The academy will provide a route into technology for women who don’t have a computer science qualification, Sky are offering 3-month training courses in London and Leeds. The course will be offered full time, 2 days a week part time and for those in work, via evening classes. There will be around 40 places in the first year. The first evening courses start in London on 18th April and in Leeds on 16th May. Dates for the full time courses in Summer will be announced soon. The course is aimed at women of any age who love technology and would like the opportunity to learn more about common programming languages and software delivery principals as well as current issues in the industry. There is no fee for attending the course and no strings attached – the aim is to widen the pool of women available to the technology sector as a whole.

As a WISE member (Women in Science & Engineering) Coralesce is spreading the word to women in our networks who might be interested. A great opportunity for women to find a route into technology and a practical solution to addressing skills shortages and increase the diversity of the talent pool . If you are woman in tech and would like to share your story at a taster day and/or during the course itself in either Leeds or London, please get in touch with the team at Sky who are leading the initiative: womenintech@sky.uk for more details.

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Christina Conroy
Director of Coralesce at Coralesce Ltd
Director of Coralesce Ltd, passionate about lifelong learning, #edtech, @techwomenuk and being by the sea. Christina is a Director and Partner in Coralesce ltd, a curriculum development agency that works with awarding organizations, educational providers and funding agencies to develop enterprising and innovative new learning journeys to inspire a 21st century workforce.