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Women In Tech - Summer returner Programme

Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet are excited to host ‘Building Diverse Futures in the Irish Tech Sector’ - a unique and impactful event designed to showcase your company's culture, values, and opportunities to a talented group of experienced women eager to re-enter the workforce. The event details are:

 

Date: 31 July 2024

Location: IBEC, Dublin

 

The event offers your company a valuable opportunity not only to highlight what makes your company a great place to work, but also to share potential career paths and opportunities while connecting and engaging with a talented pool of qualified and experienced women who are ready and enthusiastic about rejoining the workforce.

While there is no obligation to offer work placements immediately, participating in the event could pave the way for future opportunities as Technology Ireland Digital Skillnet continue to support these talented women.

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To support women's return to the workplace we are delivering our award-Winning Women in Tech Returner Programme part-time over the summer months, commencing week of the 24th June, 2024.

 

What does the programme involve?

We provide a wide range of support for your career re-entry journey to the tech sector by delivering the following: 

  • Training and coaching will hone your skills and bring you up to date with technologies
  • Technical skills, such as working with data, development practices, agile sprints, design thinking, and commercial awareness
  • Professional skills will boost your confidence
  • Up-to-date disruptive technologies and trends in a rapidly changing sector
  • Personal skills to thrive in the workplace again

In addition, the summer programme introduces the much in demand Data Analysis and AI modules such as PowerBI and Copilot.

How does it work?

The Summer Programme will be delivered over 11 weeks, 3 full days per week. It is a combination of formal training delivered virtually, self-directed learning and participants are also provided with individual coaching sessions and an annual Pluralsight license. There will be 3 in-person events incorporated into the programme.

If you are a company interested in participating in the programme please contact us.



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If Not Now, Then When? Women, it's your time to re-gain your place in the tech sector.

Our award-winning tech-returner programme is open for new applications and welcome new sponsored companies to facilate the return to the tech sector.

  • Have you previously worked in a tech role such as software developer, tester, QA, project manager, business analyst, cyber security specialist or data analyst?
  • Do you hold a technology or related qualification?
  • Whether you’ve taken a one-year or ten-year career break from the tech industry, we’d like to hear from you.

 

 


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Designed for women who have taken time out of their career, Women ReBOOT is the catalyst to step back to technology in a unique supportive environment.


What does the programme involve?

We provide a wide range of support for your career re-entry journey to the tech sector by delivering the following: 

  • Training and coaching will hone your skills and bring you up to date with technologies.
  • Technical skills, such as working with data, development practices, agile sprints, design thinking, and commerical awareness
  • Professional skills will boost your confidence
  • Up-to-date disruptive technologies and trends in a rapidly changing sector
  • Personal skills to thrive in the workplace again



You will be supported by a dedicated team of coaches, programme managers, company mentors and your peer group who share your hopes and aspirations. 

Women ReBOOT is the longest running programme for the tech sector supported by over 60 host companies, 95% of our women returner graduates attain new accelerated careers through our unique approach. 


How does it work?

Women ReBOOT is normally facilitated over a 5 week period on a full time basis. It is a combination of formal training, self-directed learning and participants are also provided with individual coaching sessions. 

The majority of the ReBOOT programme is currently delivered online via Zoom, with a couple of in-person events incorporated into the programme.

After the training and coaching process, participants begin a paid work placement with one of our host companies for 12 weeks.  

 

Professional Skills Training 

There are core sessions in the ReBOOT Professional Skills programme. It is divided into clearly themed sections, aimed to cover broadly the core competencies required for individuals returning to today’s workplace from a career break. The flow of the programme is as outlined here.

  • Self Management: Expectations and Learning Mindset:Growth mindset, Transferable Skills, Resilience and Setting yourself up for Success (self-awareness, self-accountability, values, time management and goal setting etc.)

  • Teamwork: Psychological safety & collaboration, Innovation framework and Influencing skills

  • Communication: Emotional Intelligence, Presentation skills (virtual and in-person), storytelling structures, inner critic and limiting beliefs

  • Preparing for today’s workplace: Navigating the new hybrid workplace, unconscious bias, LinkedIn, networking and mentoring

Technical Skills Training 

It is interactive training with participants working in pod teams.

Participants present in teams an innovative idea that showcases the skills and learnings from the course. It is an opportunity for the women to work and present together.

 

  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Project Management Fundamentals  

  • Technical Architecture

  • Security Essentials

  • Cloud & Database Essentials

  • Digital Business Models  

  • GDPR & Data Protection

  • Current & Future IT landscape

 

Pictures from the Launch of our Recent ReBOOT Programme 

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