Here we go! We are launching a project to support Ukrainian women affected by the war. Funding from Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the Internet company Google, will help us with this.
Thanks to support from Google, we are launching two programs. The first is a long-term education system called the Digital UAcademy, where women can study testing, data analysis or web development. The second program is the INCO Academy – Work In Tech. In cooperation with INCO, we will offer 1,000 scholarships for career certificates from Google specializing in IT support or digital marketing to women who fled the war in Ukraine to the Czech Republic. Ukrainian women will also be able to take advantage of other activities (consultations, career workshops, meetups, etc.). The goal is for them to complete the chosen course and find employment in the labour market.
"According to recent PAQ research, up to 65% of refugees from Ukraine work in the Czech Republic in less skilled jobs than they had in Ukraine; particularly, women are more vulnerable. Our effort is to enable them to acquire skills they can more easily apply in the Czech Republic, for which digital represents a huge opportunity. Then they may even decide to return to Ukraine," adds Rowan Barnett, Google.org director for the EMEA region.
In the coming months, we will also organize an online meeting for Ukrainian women interested in the Road to IT with Czechitas. We will introduce them to training options and help them choose the right program in Czech with a Ukrainian interpreter. The next meetings will take place on:
- Monday, 13 February (you can register using this form)
- Wednesday, 8 March (you can register using this form)
More information about Ukrainian women applying at www.czechitas.cz/ua