Championing the advancement of women workers in the ICT industry, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), will be conducting Software Development Specialization Training Program (SDSTP) for women coders.

One major objective of the SDSTP is to improve women’s uptake and adoption of critical software and STEM-related skills, which can ultimately lead to the retention and advancement of women workers in the industry.

In line with this, the Department is currently looking for 25 qualified female applicants to form part of its training class, and to undergo a 120-day comprehensive training.

Training Orientation is on April 10, 2018, and training starts on April 11, 2018. However, female applicants may still apply until April 13, 2018. Interested individuals should fill out the form in this link: http://tinyurl.com/DICT-Coding-bootcamp-form.

Women applicants without prior knowledge of coding, career shifters, freelancers, unemployed, self-employed, and senior high school graduates who want to specialize in software development are encouraged to apply. Trainees should be willing to commit to the regular training hours (8:00AM – 5:00PM) throughout the program duration.

The Bootcamp for Women Coders is part of SDSTP, which aims to produce skilled workers for software development, one of the fastest growing IT-BPM segments, and help the local industry to scale its entry-level programming talent pool with the right skills and competencies.