GetHer In Digital, an initiative to empower young women to go into digital, which launched was launched at year July 26, 2019, at the Kofi Annan ICT centre is set to train more young women in its next cycle of digital training this August 2020. GetHer in Digital trained about 500 young ladies in web development in 2019.
The initiative which is under Digital Foundation Africa is keen on empowering mainly females with training that would accelerate them to either build a career digitally or make them employable and also to bring together leading executives in the digital space to inspire and mentor Women and Girls.
Covid-19 has forced modern societies to transition into the virtual space hence the training of women through its Technology Apprenticeship Programme, which seek to train women in the following courses; 1. Front-End Web Development 2. Digital Marketing 3. Cloud Computing 4. Mobile App Development 5. Graphic Design.
Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) by GetHer In Digital has been designed to align practical academic classes with teamwork, problem-solving and adaptability of on-the-job training. The apprentices will develop a thorough understanding of workplace dynamics in addition to training in current technology. The initiative is to ensure that women and girls in Ghana and across Africa develop, manufacture or market their innovations and live up to their full potential using technology as an enabler.
Believing firmly in the power of collective ideation, partnerships with various hubs all around the country would help in the running of the courses regionally to promote Gender diversity and inclusion.
The GetHer in Digital TAP (Technology Apprenticeship Program) will kick start in August 2020 and will run 2/3 hours daily for 3 months both online (from any part of the world) and onsite in Accra, Cape Coast, Kumasi and Tamale.