Alabama Digital Skills Initiative

Sunday, September 1, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (All day)
Main Contact First Name: 
Stephanie
Main Contact Last Name: 
Weber
Opportunity Region: 
Alabama: Northern
Alabama: Southern & Florida Panhandle
Audience: 
AiC Community Member and Awardee
General Public
Woman in College

NCWIT works with computing and technical leaders in the region to identify skill sets and training opportunities that align with employers’ needs. The end goal is to offer a diverse menu of online and in-person choices for women of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community or those who qualify through the Alabama Digital Skills Pilot, regardless of their location or schedule. These opportunities will be paid through the Digital Skills grant at no cost to the participant.

View the list of current technical training opportunities online.

By spring 2020, NCWIT will announce additional technical training opportunities for qualifying women. Among the current courses to be offered are Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Project Management, Agile Project Management; more will be offered in the future.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must meet both NCWIT's eligibility and application requirements for this digital skills grant opportunity AND and separate eligibility and application requirements for partnering providers. Please refer to all of the NCWIT digital skills grant requirements online. For partnering providers, please refer to their websites.

This opportunity is currently open to one or both of the following:

  1. NCWIT Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Community Members
    AiC Community members may be eligible if they are:
    • currently living in the Alabama area, or actively seeking employment in Alabama and,
    • have a desire to increase computing skills and/or further a technology-related career 

 

       2. Alabama Digital Skills Pilot Participants
            Individuals who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary may be eligible

            through the pilot if they are:

  • currently living in the Alabama area, or actively seeking employment in Alabama and, 
  • re-entering the workforce with interest in a computing/ technology career or,
  • considering changing careers with a new career in computing/ technology or, 
  • already in a technical computing role but wish to advance their career with additional digital skills

Getting Started

  • View the list of current technical training opportunities online.
  • Ready to apply? Please fill out the application online
  • Interested, but want more information? Please complete the interest form.

Additional Information

  • If you have already received funding for a technical training opportunity through NCWIT, please note before you can apply for a second opportunity, you must have successfully completed the first course, including any certifications, as well as conducted an exit interview with the NCWIT Evaluation team. Funding for technical training is limited to two opportunities for qualified participants and all requests for additional funding will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Interested in proposing your own course or training opportunity? Have questions about the technical training opportunities or Alabama Digital Skills Initiatives? Please contact the NCWIT Regional Initiatives team at regionalinitiatives@ncwit.org.