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Women are flexing their coding muscles at a free 12-week bootcamp held at the Eva Rothwell Centre this fall.

The program, which is supported by HCF’s Women 4 Change and organized by Hamilton’s Industry Education Council and CitySchool by Mohawk, teaches women not currently in school to build websites and applications. Guest speakers and visits to Mohawk College provide inspiration and practical information about educational pathways.

The bootcamp addresses an important need in Canada. “With cumulative hiring requirements expected to reach as many as 232,000 by 2019,” reports the Information and Communications Technology Council, “attracting and retaining top female talent in this highly competitive market has never been more critical.”

 

Excerpt from the 2017 Legacy Fall newsletter