With the support of the United Nations Women and the Government of Norway, the Business and Technology University, together with companies, is training 500 women throughout Georgia to strengthen the role of women in technology and increase their involvement.
Training in the field of technology will be carried out in 6 main areas: Front-end development; Back-end development; UI / UX design; Graphic Design; Digital marketing, and; Testing of digital products.
Participants will be selected from Tbilisi as well as from different regions of Georgia: Kakheti, Kvemo Kartli, Shida Kartli, Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, Racha-Lechkhumi, Kvemo Svaneti, Adjara, Guria, Samegrelo, and Zemo Svaneti.
In addition to retraining tech modules, there will be intensive English language courses and a career bootcamp, which will provide candidates with the skills needed to find work in the technology field. In the bootcamp format, participants will receive training in leadership, teamwork, critical thinking, business communication, and career planning. Individual mentors will work with them intensively, and will help in their career development and finding a suitable job.
The project also involves large local and international organizations in Georgia, which will train participants in various components and cooperate with them to promote further employment. The number of partner companies is growing systematically, and at this stage, the following organizations have expressed their readiness to support the project: GITA, TBC, Epam, Exadel, ExactPro, GeoSTQB, Noxtton, Griffin, Phubber, Sambrela, Sweeft Digital, Travel Guide, WaterGunz, and Bodyshop.
Any woman aged 16+ can participate in the project.
With the support of the United Nations Women, the Coding School for Women was established at the Business and Technology University in 2019 and has more than 2,500 beneficiaries, whose training in the field of technology was fully funded. The employment rate of trained beneficiary women is up to 75%.