During a discussion attended by key representatives of the cyber world: Izabela Albrycht, Weronika Kuna, Dr Joanna Świątkowska and moderator Iwona Prószyńska, an important project for activating women in the IT industry was announced.
CYBER Trainees is an educational course dedicated to female refugees from Ukraine and Polish women. The aim of the course in selected ICT specialisations is to increase the inclusiveness of this sector for women. Upon completion of the course, they will receive a certificate confirming the acquired skills. The course is addressed to women over 21 years of age of Ukrainian and Polish nationality (in the proportion 80/20 – 80% refugees, 20% Poles), who want to develop skills and knowledge to start a career in this sector.
“In Poland, only 14% of cyber security jobs are held by women, while cyber security jobs are growing by 30% per year. Through CYBER Trainees we will be able to collaborate and lead by example on how to close the cyber security skills gap. The project is a comprehensive skills programme for women, with a strong focus on providing employment or retention opportunities for our participants. What’s more, given the current situation, particularly in Poland, we are proud that refugee women from Ukraine will also be part of the programme,”
concluded Andreas Fibiger, director for Central and Eastern Europe at the Microsoft Foundation, which is a partner in the project. Also involved in its implementation are: the #CyberMadeInPoland cluster, the Women for Cyber foundation, ECSO, and the Test Army Group.
You are welcome to participate!