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Lincolnshire business Athena W.I.T offers free training for girls aged 16 to 18




A business is to offer free training courses for young women interested in a career in technology.

Athena W.I.T, a training course provider, will give girls aged of 16 to 18 the chance to take part in a 24-week training programme.

Lucy Tew, who runs the company with business partner Stephine, said: “It is well documented that there is an issue with getting young women interested in a tech career, and though there have been lots of initiatives for women who may already have careers, or are currently studying at university, often they have already made their minds up if they want to work in tech.”

Lucy Tew wants to encourage young women to start their careers in the tech industry.
Lucy Tew wants to encourage young women to start their careers in the tech industry.

The course has been designed to teach a variety of skills needed for careers in the technology industry, such as HTML, Javascript and Phython coding.

They will also be taught soft skills, such as CV writing and interview techniques.

“From the beginning, we have been passionate to launch these courses in Lincolnshire as we both work and live in the area,” Lucy said.

Stephine O'Hare of Athena W.I.T.
Stephine O'Hare of Athena W.I.T.

“Often Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire are overlooked by some of the bigger organisations so the young girls that live in the area can feel that they do not belong in a tech career.

“This was especially important for me as when I was starting out in a tech career, I looked for courses that were offering something similar and it meant I would have had to travel to London or Newcastle.”

The course will be held in person at the Mosaic in Lincoln from September.

For more information, email lucy@athenawit.org.uk



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