Simplilearn and JobsForHer come together to upskill 1000 women

Simplilearn and JobsForHer come together to upskill 1000 women

Simplilearn has partnered with JobsForHer to train and upskill 1000 women in the next year in Full Stack Java Development, making them job-ready for the future.  


Women now make up 34% of the IT workforce in India, but the participation of women in tech starts declining as we move up the career ladder. We need to address this issue head-on and focus on increasing the talented women workforce, or the already stubborn gender gap will only continue to widen for women in tech. 


This program, designed as a 'women-exclusive' initiative, aims to strengthen the position and capacities of Women in Tech. The Full Stack Java Development program is a part of Simplilearn's Job Guarantee* Program, allowing women to pursue their ambitions without worrying about finding a job. Simplilearn assures learners job placement* on completion of the program: if any student, after signing up for career services and adhering to all timelines, is unable to find placement even after six months of completing the course, Simplilearn promises a guaranteed* refund of the course fee to the learner.  


This program has been designed to bridge the gender gap in the professional space. To this end, Simplilearn aims at creating 1,000 women Java developers by the end of the year through this partnership with JobsForHer.  


The program will be of a duration of 1 year – of which six months will constitute learning modules, and the next six months will be devoted to the career preparation of the learners. Each batch shall consist of 50 women learners who will be trained by Simplilearn to master coding and also to build their own projects, apps, websites, and backend systems. JobsForHer will provide exclusive mentorship to these women learners, who will get a chance to connect with the finest mentors and can receive the best career guidance, industry insights, and inspiration from the top corporate leaders. Women learners will also receive invites to be part of JobsForHer exclusive networking events with top companies committed to hiring talented and skilled women to their diverse teams. 


By the time learners complete the program, they will be industry ready to work in various software development and related roles.  


Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, Simplilearn, said, "Industry reports indicate a significant demand in Full Stack Development jobs in the last couple of years. While this is a great opportunity to upskill and adapt to suit the market demand, there often exists a gap when it comes to upskilling women for these roles. With the aim to boost the role of women in tech, we look forward to upskilling at least 1000 women in the next year with the Full Stack Java Development program designed exclusively for them. We are confident that after completing the program, women who are either starting their professional careers or have taken a break in the past will be able to accelerate their careers." 


Recently, more tech companies have opened roles for women in tech. India's largest platform to accelerate women's careers, JobsForHer, has found that IT comprises almost half of the job postings on the platform. IT is the industry with the most demand for women professionals, hands down. JobsForHer also saw registration from women in tech rise by 21% in 2021. Tech upskilling in new technologies is an essential aspect for IT professionals. Employers see that upskilling and reskilling employees in new technologies is necessary for improving their productivity.  


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