Many South African women were not afforded the opportunity to study past high school and only hold a matric certificate. GirlCode is an organisation set up to help women access opportunities for learning, and offers skill training programmes that will begin in April.

The training programmes focus on the software development industry and are designed to help more women enter the largely-male tech, design and development industries and have a chance at securing leadership roles.

GirlCode is looking for 30 bright-minded and unemployed women who have a matric certificate to train as software development engineers through its 12-month leadership programme.

“Learners of the GirlCode Learnership will be subjected to a structured curriculum that combines both theoretical assessments and practical working sessions. Through several practical projects, learners are required to familiarise themselves with tech-related tools and resources. Furthermore, you will need to learn how to adapt to the business environment and develop the necessary soft skills to anticipate the working world,” GirlCode said.

Successful candidates will get the opportunity to gain work experience by working with some of GirlCode’s partnering tech start-ups.

The following criteria need to be met to join the programme:

  1. Be officially recognised as a South African citizen
  2. Be a female
  3. Be between the age of 18 and 35 years old
  4. Possess a matric certificate
  5. Own a valid identity document
  6. Be prepared to fully commit yourself to the learnership programme at the Midrand campus.

Applications close on February 28, 2021. 

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Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.