Registration for the program is now open. “Digital Woman”co-created by Junior Achievement Americas and the innovation laboratory of the IDB Group (IDB-Lab), which will offer free technical training to young women in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, with the aim of promoting female participation in the knowledge economy.
As reported by the entities in a press release, this program will offer participants the opportunity to acquire technical skills in introduction to Coding, Web Development, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, and the possibility of certification in these areas. The program will also train women in life skills and support them in their transition to employment.
The training program is designed for women between the ages of 17 and 30, residing in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, with a completed secondary education at the time the program begins, and who have a computer and access to Internet to receive training. 7,500 women will benefit.
Those interested must enter the page www.jamujerdigital.org, complete their information in the online form, if they meet the requirements they will be contacted to continue the selection process.
“We are committed to providing opportunities for young people and women in the region and the country, who are in vulnerable conditions, so that they can prepare themselves in terms of technological skills and at the same time help them to enter the workforce, thus contributing to their improvement. their quality of life and conditions in a sustainable way”, said César Asiatico, Executive Director of Junior Achievement Dominicana, chapter in the DR of Ja Américas.
The presentation activity was carried out at the IDB offices, and headed by Katharina Falkner, IDB Representative in the DR; Smeldy Ramírez, BID-LAB Specialist; by Alina Matos, and Consuelo Linares, president and vice president of the Ja Dominicana board, respectively, and Karina Cruz, Manager of Communications, Corporate Affairs and Social Impact of Cemex Dominicana.
The program seeks to support women who are not currently enrolled in the higher education system and who do not have stable formal employment. In addition, it will seek to include women belonging to minority groups such as migrants or victims of displacement, belonging to an ethnic group, etc.