In the midst of the digital era, around 13% of the job offers generated in Spain demand technological proficiency. And according to the latest estimates of the European Commission, in 2020 40% of positions in this sector were unfilled. But despite the fact that the technology sector offers better opportunities and working conditions, only 20% of women choose to study for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) career. To reverse this reality and encourage the participation of girls and adolescents in these disciplines, from Jovesólides we organized the workshop #BITaminadas.
Today, expert voices in the industry are calling attention to the fact that the early stages of girls' education is essential to attract them to these disciplines. Achieving this is important to break the stereotypes that define ICT professions as an exclusively male territory. And also because having half of the population in these professional fields will allow us to make more and better progress in the many social challenges we already face.
With BITaminadas we want the girls and young women of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.
What is BITaminadas and what will participants learn?
This training is aimed at teenage girls between 12 and 17 years of age. Workshop participants will get a hands-on introduction to Python programming. They will also discover how to use this new knowledge in a social context. It will also be a unique opportunity to share common interests with other young women.
The number of places in the workshop is limited. There will be a total of 20 participants who will have two trainers to ensure personalized attention.
Important: the workshop will only be held if the number of places indicated is reached.
Training contents of the workshop
Module 1 - Introduction to basic Python programming
Module 2 - Artificial intelligence and autonomous learning
Module 3 - SDGs, the 2030 Agenda and ethical applications of Artificial Intelligence
Module 4 - Creation of an interactive web space
Module 5 - Cross-cutting competencies, group project development and implementation
BITaminadas training includes:
- empowerment of young women participants
- mentoring of women leaders in the STEM world and visit to a benchmark company
- solution of social problems
- promotion of STEM training and employment pathways
This workshop will be held at the Jovesólides organization, from July 4 to 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. It is not necessary to have previous programming knowledge to participate.
This training is part of the collaborative project BITaminadas, developed by Fundación Esplai and Jovesólides, in collaboration with Red Conecta and Microsoft.
BITamindas is a project funded by the Ministry of Social Rights and Agenda 2030.
If you want to follow all the news and activities of this project, follow the hashtag #BITaminadas on social media.