Girls in Tech, in partnership with S&P Global, will be launching Global Classroom on April 10, a comprehensive online technology program targeted to women around the world. This eight-week course teaches critical science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills needed for a career in computer programming, while also providing participants with valuable eMentors from S&P Global, a digital data and analytics company. The most exciting part? The program is absolutley free to girls and women and it’s available anywhere around the world!
“As the largest non-profit dedicated to empowering women in technology, we want to continue to eliminate barriers of entry for women,” said Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech. “No matter where she may be located, what social constraints she may have, we want to make sure that all girls and women have access to technical skills that will define their future.”
During the course, up to 350 students will learn how to code using WordPress Open API, be given training material, assignments, discussion opportunities, and eMentors. Participants will only need access to a computer with a web browser, internet access, and basic knowledge of web browsing. S&P Global will provide eMentors from their company to ensure that every student has the support they need to learn.
“At S&P Global, we are always looking for innovative ways and people to leverage technology and data to drive new business value. We realize the importance of a diverse workforce and are committed to supporting the next generation of women leaders in technology, math and analytics,” said S&P Global Chief Information Officer Krishna Nathan. “We are thrilled to partner with Girls in Tech to inspire today’s students to accomplish this goal.”
The Global Classroom kicks off April 10 and ends May 26, 2017. Learn more about Global Classroom here.