Google is teaming up with MotherCoders, a nonprofit helping mothers thrive in tech, and women.nyc to put on a nine-week tech training program for moms of all backgrounds in New York City.
The program is designed to set moms on a tech career path through skills training for career advancement, accelerating a startup, or re-entering the workforce.
To qualify, moms must be at least 21-years-old, have a college degree, and some experience trying to learn to code.
“There’s a huge population of very educated people, but moms tend to get pushed out of the workforce,” said MotherCoders founder Tina Lee to TechCrunch. “We end up with a lot of moms who are overeducated and underemployed. There’s no reason why moms shouldn’t be included in the diversity and inclusion initiatives going on.”
“Creating opportunities for everyone and increasing access to CS Education is something we have in common with MotherCoders and women.nyc and we can’t wait to see the impact this program has on women across the city,” said Google NYC external affairs head Carley Graham Garcia in a statement.
The cohort begins in February 2019 and has already started accepting applications.