By Yinka Okeowo
Thirty (30) female mobile web developers are ready to grab opportunities in the market after graduating from GSC Academy Batch A training program held at American Corner-CCHUB, Yaba.
The graduants are now officially part of GSC Community- Her Code Network.
Speaking to TechEconomy.ng on the aftermath of the training, the Founder of Tech4HerAfrica, Elizabeth Olorunleke-Edwards, said that it was all about life impacting and empowerment of women-in-technology to leverage opportunities inherent in the digital world.
She said that out of the world’s 2.8 billion Internet users, only 1.3 billion are women hence women account for fewer than 20% of ICT specialists in developing economies and has been estimated that, by 2020, 90% of formal employment across all sectors will require ICT skills.
“GSC2018 is a program is designed by Tech4her Africa in partnership with Microsoft & American Corner-CCHUB. We are passionate about increasing access of women and girls to technology tools, skills and mentoring leading to financial liberation.
“Our mission is to increase the number of women in the digital space by empowering girls of ages 15 to 35 to become Innovators in STEM fields, Leaders in their communities, and Builders of their own futures through exposure to Computer Science and Technology”.
The platform has a vision to train 5,000,000 girls in Nigeria, Ghana, Kigali, South Africa on how to build web + mobile apps + games with Python, JAVA & C++ by 2030.
“There’s a lot to learn when it comes to coding. How do you know where to start?
“Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We have something for everyone, whether you’re new to coding,
or a long time learner, explore the options below for #HourOfCode with #Tech4her. In 1 hour, with a network of experts you will be able to master any programming language”.
GSC Hackathon 2018
Meanwhile, the registration has commenced for GSC Hackathon 2018 being organised by the Body in partnership with American Corner-CCHUB.
Registration Deadline: June 29
When: July 12, 2018
Where: American corner- CCHUB Yaba, Lagos & Online
Training Theme: GSC2018 Batch B: Jumpstart A Career in Web & Mobile Apps Development + Get Microsoft Certification (Tuition Free).
For more details visit the link.