YWeb Career Adcademy

YWeb Career Academy (YWeb) is an employment service program that trains women and people of color to become web developers/designers.

The goal of the YWeb Career Academy is to increase diversity in this area of employment. Upon completion of the course, students will have opportunities to pursue full-time permanent employment, a paid internship or a freelance career.

The three-month program covers technical skills such as design, HTML, CSS, and Javascript and employability skills such as project management, interview practice and resume writing. Traditionally, women and people of color are underrepresented in the technology field.

Technical Skills

Do you enjoy learning for its own sake? Do unknowns drive you to dig deeper?

Each cohort is composed of 20–25 students. The program includes 400 hours of intensive technical training. Students are expected to complete job-related projects and work outside of class time and to be actively engaged in the learning process.

Employability Skills

Resumés, Interview Prep, Time Management, Business Etiquette, Finance & Budgets, Business basics, Wage Negotiation, Networking, LinkedIn

Students also receive soft skills training, including situational workplace judgment, active listening, communication skills, and problem-solving Hard skills, such as technical training, are required to get a job but people skills will open future doors and assist in sustaining and building relationships.

Internships

Each student who completes the program enters a paid internship. If your company takes on interns, that would be a wonderful way for the students to put their new skills and experience to use.

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One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men/women. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man/woman.      
Elbert Hubbard

Impacting Communities Beyond Imagination

Over the years the YWeb CA has grown and its reach and impact have grown as well. We have seen that our impact has a global reach for improving situations and empowering people in places we never imagined possible. All while showing how important our efforts really are.