Tech apprenticeship for women to launch this year

Information session will take place on Wednesday 11 September

Written by Kayle Crosson


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.

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