Tech apprenticeship for women to launch this year
Information session will take place on Wednesday 11 September
Written by Kayle Crosson
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Ireland’s Females in Technology (I-FIT), an apprenticeship for women working in Dublin’s tech hub in Grand Canal Dock, is launching this November.
What is Ireland’s Females in Technology? (I-FIT)
Organized and run by Fastrack into IT (FIT), I-FIT is a two year programme that aims to help women advance in the tech industry. The programme lets you gain a certification and work experience at the same time, so you can “earn while you learn”.
The I-FIT programme was amongst the final 15 projects in this year’s Google Impact Challenge to be awarded funding.
How do you qualify for I-FIT?
To qualify for I-FIT, you must be:
- Over 18
- Interested in the world of tech
- Want to earn while you learn
What does the world of tech look like for women in Ireland?
At the moment, according to the 2018 Women in Tech Index, 3.5% of Ireland’s total workforce are based in the tech industry. Of those working in the field, only about 19% are women.
On average, women earn approximately €54,000 per year in Ireland in the tech industry.