Who we are

We are a community closing the gender digital divide through IT skills training.

Czechitas is recognized as the leading IT skills training platform in the Czech Republic actively focused on greater diversity in IT fields; improved quality of STEM education for young people; and broader access to affordable high-quality digital skills training for all. Our community’s success have been honored in the Czech Republic, across Europe, and internationally.

By 2025, Czechitas aims to become the largest platform in the Czech Republic for lifelong learning in IT; and for digital skills and career growth towards professions of the future.

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Why We Do IT

The future of work and the future of education depend not only on digital access and digital literacy, but also the ability to create digital opportunities for all.

Women lack access to IT-focused jobs due to economic barriers, cultural biases, and social hurdles. While IT training initiatives exist in the Czech Republic, most options are unaffordable or inaccessible to a large segment of the population, particularly women.
STEM education options are severely limited for primary/secondary schools or vocational education programs. Girls lack access to quality school-based STEM curricula, vocational training, and academic to workforce pathways.

Despite a thriving economy, too many jobs in the Czech Republic remain unfilled. This gap disproportionately affects Czech women and girls with limited work, education, or training prospects— particularly those aligned with their interests and ambitions.

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How We Do IT

Czechitas starts with an active and engaged community of diverse interests and skills including — but not limited to —
lecturers, trainers, mentors, coaches, experts, and volunteers.

Where We Do IT

Czechitas currently operates programs in 8 of the 13 regions of the Czech Republic. Our hybrid in-person/online capacities enable us to serve individuals and communities while adapting to changing needs. We also maintain active training facilities in Prague and Brno.

How We Are Supported

Czechitas is a non-governmental social enterprise, licensed as a Registered Institute (ústav) in the Czech Republic. We are supported through a combination of fee-for-service revenue, corporate sponsorships, foundation grants, and individual donations.

Annual report 2021

Our 2021 aim was to get 30,000 people (mostly women) excited about learning technical and digital skills. We successfully approached a total of 37,324 people, reaching 124% of our target. We managed to get more than half of these people so enthusiastic about digital technology that they embarked on self-education efforts, either in our in-person courses, through self-study using Czechitas tutorials or on the learning platforms of our partners such as Google (Google Career Certificates) and IBM (SkillsBuild).

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Honors and Awards

The EU Social Economy Awards

2021

Nejúspěšnější obsahový počin

2017

Ceny SDGs Finalista

2018

SXSW Community Service Award

2017

Národní cena kariérového poradenství

2017

European Digital Skills Awards Finalist

2017

Aspen Young Leaders Programme

2016, 2017

Young Transatlantic Leaders Innovation Programme

2016

Forbes 30 pod 30

2016

Global Entrepreneurship Summit

2016

Top ženy Česka

2016

European Citizen Award

2016

Nominace na křišťálovou lupu

2015, 2016, 2017

Social Impact Award

2015

New Europe 100

2015