Warsaw, 07.09.2023, Future Collars - school of digital competences announced a collaborative effort with Amazon Web Services (AWS) GetIT to introduce young students ages 12 to 14 years old, especially girls and underrepresented communities, in Poland to cloud computing digital skills, and inspire them to consider a future career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The AWS GetIT program will run throughout the school’s 2023/2024, educating students on cloud computing technology and inviting them to work together in small teams to design an application to solve a real-world issue faced by their school or community.
According to a Pew Research Center report, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) Jobs See Uneven Progress in Increasing Gender, Racial and Ethnic Diversity, the need for diverse talent in STEM remains a high priority: only 9% of STEM workers are Black, only 8% are Hispanic, and women hold just 25% of computer science occupations. Together, Future Collars and AWS GetIT are building an inclusive, diverse global pipeline of new cloud talent by inspiring and engaging young students who otherwise might not have access to digital skills education.
As part of the AWS GetIT program, students explore environmental and social issues as they prepare to work in teams to pick an app idea and design an app wireframe that solve problems in their communities. Students learn and leverage foundational skills, including cloud basics, elements of design thinking, proof of concept, storyboarding, and research methods for idea viability. Students also build experience working in teams and gain self-confidence, all while being exposed to technology as a potential career.
Tech professionals connected to historically underrepresented communities from Amazon and AWS teams and customers serve as AWS GetIT Ambassadors to introduce the AWS GetIT program and competition, and help students learn how to use tech to solve real-world problems in the cloud. By introducing the students to AWS GetIT Ambassadors, the program helps schools bring role models to the classroom to help expose students to the different career paths available in technology and learn the positive impact that women and others connected to historically underrepresented communities are having on the industry.
Reskilling and upskilling initiatives are more than just training programs; they are a beacon of hope and a pathway to fulfilling careers for young individuals. Through our collaboration with AWS GetIT, we aim to foster a nurturing environment where every student can dream big and work towards achieving their dreams, said Joanna Pruszyńska-Witkowska.
We are thrilled to be part of this initiative. It is a golden opportunity for our students to broaden their horizons and aspire for careers in the STEM fields. We are eager to see the innovative solutions our students will come up with, expressed Franek Kowalski, the director of a primary school in Warsaw
AWS is committed to fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity. Through the AWS GetIT program, the company aims to equip the young generation with the necessary skills to be the tech leaders of tomorrow.
Future Collars is helping raise awareness about AWS GetIT in schools across Poland. AWS GetIT is another example of how AWS is helping to inspire the next-generation of tech leaders by empowering them to consider STEM for their future careers.
For more information about AWS GetIT, visit, https://aws.amazon.com/education/aws-getit/
About FUTURE COLLARS is a school of programming and digital competences. The innovative Future Collars teaching method is addressed both to individuals who want to change their career path and enter the IT world, as well as to companies looking for effective and effective development programs for reskilling and upskilling their employees. The Future Collars offer is constantly being expanded and adapted to the current needs of the labor market and the IT industry. Currently, it consists of 14 COURSES covering various programming languages, UX design, project management and Business Intelligence.
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