Aspiring women engineers in the country have a good news. TalentSprint, an online educational entity, announced that it is offering a scholarship for keen aspirants.
The program is currently being offered as a one-year experiential programme for women college students entering their third and fourth year of engineering education.
The program named Women Engineers program (WE) will attempt at nurturing 600 women entrepreneurs across various socioeconomic backgrounds of the country.
Besides scholarship, the program also offers an annual stipend of Rs 1 lakh for each selected candidate.
TalentSprint says that their program is most apt for woman students graduating in 2020 or 2021 and having keenness to excel in global tech industry.
Besides the financial assistance, the program offers summer coding bootcamps, live online classes, ongoing mentorship, certification and team-based projects to enhance problem solving and computational thinking. Also participants showing exemplary results stand chance to bag career opportunities at Google and other partners.
For the record, the program is supported by Google. In fact in a note shared with Sify.com, Anand Rangarajan, Engineering Director at Google India was quoted explaining the program.
Rangarajan said, "The inclusion of women at every stage of the process to create universally relevant technology products is critical and we are committed to facilitating gender and socioeconomic diversity among software engineers worldwide. We look forward to this program creating a large pool of promising women engineers who can bring their exceptional engineering skills to the ecosystem, and to Google. We are excited to support TalentSprint in this initiative, who have done exceptional work in the area."
The technology sector does not see active participation from women. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the participation of women engineers in the technology sector globally stands at 26%. TalentSprint's program is driven on the objective of bringing gender balance.
Dr. Santanu Paul, Co-founder and CEO at TalentSprint, said: "We are delighted to have Google supporting our Women Engineers Program. The history of computing is replete with evidence that women bring a unique sensibility and refinement to the craft of software programming. Our goal will be to unleash that capability for the benefit of both Google and the industry. Beyond gender and socioeconomic diversity, we hope to create a whole new breed of talented software engineers who will influence the next wave of global technology development."