helping women find work in it

We are a non-profit organization that primarily helps women and children discover the world of information technology.

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IT is the sector of the future. The demand for IT specialists is high and will continue to grow. Come and take your chance!

We organize courses in programming, data analysis, web development, and many more. The duration and intensity of our courses vary - anything between one evening up to four months. We offer courses for students of different levels of advancement - from complete beginner level to more advanced. We provide motivation, education and guidance to women who want to start their dream job in the industry.

We connect women with partner companies that welcome diversity in their work place. With IT knowledge, you can get a new job, improve your current one or start your own project.

It is not yet in our capacity to develop courses in Ukrainian, so we decided to make some spots available in our educational programs which are held in Czech and free of charge, giving you maximum support to start your IT career.

Choose:

Come change your career with us! Requalify yourself in IT and start working as a data analyst, software tester or Salesforce administrator within six months!

We have prepared a free scholarship in a form of a reskilling package:

1) Digital Academy (Brno, Prague, Ostrava), 1.9. - 8.12.2022, hybrid training (mix of online and face-to-face)

The academy is the first step toward a career change. In the fall semester of 2022, you can gain data analysis or testing knowledge, which you will practice on your own project. You'll also get career guidance, soft-skills training, connections to partner companies, and a chance to glimpse into their work and company culture. It's an excellent opportunity to gain new employment and valuable contacts.

Class intensity: over 300 course hours, homework assignments, a team project, field trips and more.

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In our help package, you will find:

  • An intensive 2-3 weeks IT oriented Czech course (doesn't substitute common Czech course);
  • 2-3 Czechitas courses are prerequisites and must be completed before the Digital Academy starts (the classes are being taught in Czech);
  • Childcare allowance for the duration of the course;
  • Laptop rental;
  • Participation in our Digital Academy (lessons are held in Czech on weekday evenings and all day Saturday for the duration of three months);
  • Upon graduation, our career consultants will provide support for job hunting within the IT industry;
  • Career counselor in your native language;
  • Ukrainian/Russian-speaking coach/mentor who will attend each lesson to assist you if you get lost.

* Ideal scenario. It depends on your personal involvement, motivation and dedication.

Registration process - step by step:

  • Check out a document with details of the Digital Academy.
  • Clarify your questions on call with Oksana, she can answer your questions about the courses in Ukrainian. This step secure that you fully understand the complexity and difficulty of Digital Academy.
  • Register via moje.czechitas.cz.
  • We invite you to an entry call (call will be held in Czech language).
  • If you meet the requirements (communication level of Czech language skills, refugee status), we will approve your application for the Digital Academy.
  • If you are selected as a participant, you will be invited to the prerequisite courses and Czech language course.
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Registration is open until July 18, 2022.

2) Long-term course: Salesforce Online, 14.9. - 7.12.2022

A long-term course that will give you all the skills you need to become a certified Salesforce Administrator and enter the job market in this position. The course includes inspiring viewpoints from the Salesforce community, introductions to the parties involved, and career advice. Previous experience with the Salesforce platform is not required. The lecture uses course materials that are in English as English is essential when working with Salesforce.

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What will you learn?

  • What is CRM and how Salesforce approaches it
  • System administration, campaigns, and opportunities, report production
  • How to efficiently automate your work
  • What are the advantages of Community Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Service Cloud
  • Advice on how to pitch your career  to prospective employers

Course intensity: more than 30 hours of classes and about 45 hours of self-study

I am interested

Register by 31.8.2022

If you have any questions regarding our courses or application, contact us at ukrajina@czechitas.cz or book your 15-min consultation with our coordinator.

Note: Our internal system, registration system and all study materials are in the Czech, therefore we recommend downloading the plugin for automatic translation in your browser. It will definitely come in handy when filling out the application form or reading the descriptions of our courses. Download instructions.

Increase or extend the digital skills that you can use in non-IT fields such as finance, marketing, etc. These are semester-long courses that are held in Czech and that take place online. An Ukrainian or Russian-speaking coach will be present at these selected courses to help you in case you get lost.

As part of our support, you will receive free course participation as well as any class prerequisites.

1) Long-term course: Data Analytics Basics, 14.9. - 30.11.2022

Data is all around us, so come learn how to use it. You'll know what data analytics actually is, where it's used in practice and how you can use it in your current profession. You'll learn to work with data models and databases, use SQL and visualize data in Microsoft Power BI. This course won't make you a data analyst, but it will teach you how to work effectively with data.

This course is suitable for complete beginners.

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What will you learn?

  • What data analysis is and what it is used for
  • Data models
  • Databases and SQL
  • Visualizing data in Microsoft Power BI

Course intensity: 30 hours of instruction and homework assignments

I am interested

Register by 31.8.2022

2) Long-term course: HTML and CSS 1 online, 27.9. - 13.12.2022

A modern website can be fun, playful, and full of little surprises. In this course, you'll create a resume page, an e-commerce page, a homepage for a mobile app, a travel site, a cooking blog article, and more. We will keep in mind to make the page suitable for mobile phones and or tablets.

The course is suitable for beginners.

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What will you learn?

  • More complex CSS properties, selectors, and layout techniques
  • Responsive web design
  • Media queries, responsive images, and how to respond to different browser sizes
  • Flexbox - CSS module for layout creation
  • CSS UI animation
  • CSS Grid, is the standard for creating complex page layouts.

Course intensity: 30 hours of instruction and homework.

The course is suitable as preparation for the Digital Academy: Web, which we are preparing for Spring 2023.

I am interested

Register by 31.8.2022

If you have any questions regarding our courses or application, contact us at ukrajina@czechitas.cz or book your 15-min consultation with our coordinator.

Note: Our internal system, registration system and all study materials are in the Czech, therefore we recommend downloading the plugin for automatic translation in your browser. It will definitely come in handy when filling out the application form or reading the descriptions of our courses. Download instructions.

In cooperation with Thermo Fisher Scientific you can take advantage of a free one-hour consultation.

Who is the consultation suitable for?

  • For women who would like to work in IT but don't know which course to choose / how to get started
  • For women who have been looking for a job in IT for a long time but have not yet been successful
  • For women who need the courage to take the first step

Consultation format:

  • In Czech or English
  • 1x 60 minutes
  • Online via Google Meet or Zoom

Examples of consultation topics:

  • CV review
  • Help with course selection
  • How to improve your Linkedin profile
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Self-presentation
  • Strengths/confidence

If you are interested in a career consultation, contact us at lucie.hynkova@czechitas.cz. The communication language is English or Czech.

Want to stay in touch with us?

Fill out our questionnaire about the interests and needs of women from Ukraine in IT careers, leave your email address, and we will send you a monthly newsletter with the news.

Join our webinars:

Get to Know Data Analytics - 20 June 2022
18:00-19:30 (online)

In this evening's online session, we'll take a look into to the field of IT Data Analytics. You'll learn directly from industry pros, our lecturers, and Ukrainian-speaking IT professionals what it's like to work in this field. We'll tell you what the situation is like on the Czech labor market today, what positions you can choose from, and which are the most in-demand. The whole meeting will be held in English. However, we will try to arrange a presence of a Ukrainian speaking IT professional to help with questions if needed

There will also be space for your inquisitive questions, and we will also give you tips for self-study, so that you can find out for yourself if data analysis is suited for you. You'll leave energized and with more knowledge about where to go on your education and career journey and how Czechitas can help you along the way.

What will you learn?
Come discover data analytics with us!

Get to Know Testing - 27 June 2022
18:00-19:30 (online)

In this evening's online session,  we'll take a look into to the field of IT Testing. You'll learn directly from industry pros, our lecturers, and Ukrainian-speaking IT professionals what it's like to work in this field. We'll tell you what the situation is like on the Czech labor market today, what positions you can choose from, and which are the most in-demand. The whole meeting will be held in English. However, we will try to arrange a presence of a Ukrainian speaking IT professional to help with questions if needed.

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There will also be space for your inquisitive questions, and we will also give you tips for self-study, so that you can find out for yourself if IT Testing is suited for you. You'll leave energized and with more knowledge about where to go on your education and career journey and how Czechitas can help you along the way.

What will you learn?
I am interested

Note: Our internal system, registration system and all study materials are in the Czech, therefore we recommend downloading the plugin for automatic translation in your browser. It will definitely come in handy when filling out the application form or reading the descriptions of our courses. Download instructions.

Why work in IT?


Above-average earnings and a diverse range of benefits, flexibility, and various positions and projects tend to be the biggest motivators.

  1. High salaries and generous benefits

    The salary for a junior position in IT is usually close to the national average of 35 thousand. However, it rises very quickly to an average of 66 thousand crowns. Companies have learned to pamper their employees, so a wide range of benefits is a matter of course.
  2. A certain future perspective

    The industry is growing at an incredible pace. As digitalization and automation progress, IT professionals are becoming a basic need and the key component for companies. IT professionals find employment in all business sectors.
  3. A lasting shortage of experts and a chance for newcomers

    The growing need for more and more experts leads to a constant shortage of people in the industry. Businesses are thus increasingly willing to take on motivated beginners.

  4. Even without a university degree

    You can do it without a university degree in ICT, all you need is a good foundation and the motivation to learn.
  5. You can do it without a university degree in ICT, all you need is a good foundation and the motivation to learn.

    Growing demand for experts despite the pandemic
  6. Home office and flexible working is a standard

    An office presence is not always necessary, and IT companies know it. What matters is the work you do, and if your position and company rules allow it, it often doesn't matter when or where you are working from.
  7. Always something new

    If you like to learn and enjoy coming up with enovative solutions to newly developed problems, then IT is the way for you to go!

There is a shortage of 15,000 IT professionals in the Czech Republic alone. Come and change that with us!

About Czechitas

We are a community that bridges the gender gap in digital expertise through IT courses.

The initial idea when Czechitas was founded in 2014 was to educate women in IT so that they could obtain a job in this field.

Today, we are trying to get children and young people excited about technology and show them that they too can become creators who will use technology to change the world. We introduce information technology to them in a playful way that exercises their logical thinking.

An interest in technology and a willingness to keep educating yourself will be a critical skills in the future labor market. We are here for those who want to get a job in IT and those who are not IT savvy, who want to broaden their horizons and have an overview of what is hidden under the IT acronym.

Come to our meetings, whether you're just starting in IT or you've already got something under your belt. We will advise you on how to get started!

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