Liberty IT supports Code First Girls course to attract more women to work in tech

  • Liberty IT supported the Code First Girls scheme this week to help raise the profile of women in the NI tech sector and attract more women to careers in tech.

    Code First Girls is a non-profit social enterprise that aims to attract more women to work in Northern Ireland's booming tech industry. Instructors from some of NI's top tech firms have been getting involved in the programme to offer free training and paid placement opportunities to students and professional women who want to get into the field.

    Intern Software Engineer Lydia from Liberty IT has been leading the company's involvement in Code First Girls. Organising the course has improved her confidence in her work and presentation skills, and has given her the opportunity to stretch her leadership and organisation skills. 

    The scheme provides basic and advanced web development courses suitable to anyone who wants to get into the industry, and aims to equip more women with the skills they'll need to compete in the tech job market. The current statistics show that the percentage of women in computer science related professions has been on the decline for the past 15 years, and alternative access to skills training is helping to combat this.

    Liberty IT is currently recruiting for a number of positions over at https://www.liberty-it.co.uk/current-vacancies/

    Source: Written based on press release

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