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October 15, 2020

Kick-starting careers in tech

October 15, 2020

Kick-starting careers in tech

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Kick-starting careers in tech

We’re backing the social enterprise Code First: Girls (CF:G) to support their 20:20 campaign, which has a target of teaching 20,000 women to code for free by 2020.

Nine Trainliners are helping CF:G take steps towards hitting this target by running two remote courses, kicking off on Tuesday 29th September. Together they’ll teach 70 women between 18-27 years-old, and over eight weeks give them an intro to web development or Python programming.

This is the second round of Trainline hosted CF:G courses this year, following nine Trainliners who Blazed New Trails in March by running CF:G’s first-ever remote courses.

Kim , Programmes and Engagement Manager at CF:G, said: “Since partnering with Trainline in 2018, 24 dedicated individuals have volunteered (and will be volunteering this autumn!) to deliver Code First Girls courses to the community.  

"As we reach the end of our 20:20 Campaign, with the aim of teaching 20,000 women to code by the end of 2020, we are incredibly grateful for the commitment of these Trainline instructors. Their support has helped us to achieve our mission to transform tech by providing the skills, space and inspiration for women to become developers and future leaders.”

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