Girls Who Code in Canada
There is no telling where the next great technological breakthrough will take place or who will be responsible for it. In order to help future engineers, computer scientists and other technology workers, General Motors has entered into a partnership with the Girls Who Code nonprofit organization. The goal of this partnership is to empower, inspire and drive more middle and high school girls into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). GM donated $250,000 to the organization to help put on after school programs in as many underserved areas as possible.
“Becoming an engineer paved the way for my career,” General Motors Chairperson and CEO Mary Barra said in a press release. “It’s one of the reasons I am passionate about promoting STEM education to students everywhere. Partnering with Girls Who Code is one more step in GM’s commitment to inspiring and growing diverse future leaders. I’m extremely proud that some of GM’s top female leaders will spend time with the students, teaching them about the possibilities and rewards of a STEM education.”
Technology workshops for women in Edmonton
There might not by a chapter of Girls Who Code in Canada. But that doesn’t mean women are without resources in our area. Ladies Learning Code is led by women who offer hands-on workshops introducing other women (and some men) to the world of computer code. All of the major hits are covered like HTML, CSS, Python and Ruby. The group offers a low student to instructor ratio to offer those in the class as much help as they need.
According to to the Ladies Learning Code website, the group as put on 41 events in the last four years, using 185 mentors to educate more than 950 students of all ages and skill levels.
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