YWeb Career Academy is an employment service program that trains women and people of color to become web developers/designers.
Do you enjoy learning for its own sake? Do unknowns drive you to dig deeper?
Each cohort is composed of 20–25 students. The program includes 400 hours of intensive technical training. Students are expected to complete job-related projects and work outside of class time and to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Resumés, Interview Prep, Time Management, Business Etiquette, Finance & Budgets, Business basics, Wage Negotiation, Networking, linkedIN
Students also receive soft skills training, including situational workplace judgment, active listening, communication skills, and problem solving. Hard skills, such as technical training, are required to get a job but people skills will open future doors and assist in sustaining and building relationships.
Each student who completes the program enters a paid internship. If your company takes on interns, that would be a wonderful way for the students to put their new skills and experience to use.
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These partnerships are a huge part of what makes the program work. Just teaching students skills with no practical way to apply the the skills learned would result in a great deal of work to be able to achieve something in theory. This doesn't land jobs. Providing the students with the opportunity to bring value to a company or an organization is essential to the learning process and understand their own worth o a team. While realistically applying the skills learned.