At Girls For Technology, we’re always pushing ourselves to think bigger and introduce new solutions to create better outcomes for young adults in our communities. Pipeline 4.0 offers the next chapter of workforce development for those who are early in their careers.
A bold, new strategic plan, the program links education with technical skills training and jobs to create pathways out of poverty and towards opportunity. Students learn innovative methods to be faster and more effective.
Training & Certification
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Due to the hard work and dedication of employees, volunteers, and funders who have made inclusion and equity a priority, Pipeline 4.0 is helping young adults acquire required skills and advance equity in the workforce.
High school dropout rates in urban centers like Hartford are skyrocketing due to the lack of job opportunities for young adults of color. Even if a student does get an education and pursue post-secondary training, most graduates do not have job skills in the “new economy” that lead to economic self-sufficiency. We are working to turn the narrative around by offering marketable tech skills training and opportunities for our students to propel them into a career trajectory early on. While many organizations have aimed to close the educational and opportunity gap. The GFT approach has proven to be highly effective.
Girls For Technology (GFT) is committed to closing the gaps of access, opportunity, and outcomes in workforce development /entrepreneurship for low-income communities, communities of color, and founders from underrepresented groups. Girls For Technology achieves our mission through a high support, high expectations model that mixes marketable tech and tech-enabled job skills, stipends, internships, certifications, college credit, a behavior management system, and several other levels of support to place young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.
Girls For Technology was incorporated in May 2015 and has successfully launched three fully operational programs across the State of Connecticut. Through our Pipeline 4.0 workforce training program we shift the perceptions of urban young adults from social debts to economic assets, shifting employer practices to broaden talent sourcing and hiring. The overarching goal of our work is to provide opportunity youth a pathway to the education and training needed to become the source of skilled talent employers are seeking.
A rigorous evaluation of our programs shows that we graduate over 81% of participants and they attain an average increase in weekly income of $280 and an increase in average credit hours of 10.5 credits. We’re committed to eliminating inequities in job opportunities for young people in our community.
Our training programs are free and focused on developing foundational technical skills in the areas of IT Support, UX/UI Design, and Cybersecurity.
After completing our intensive training program, learners will obtain capabilities and skills in the following areas:
& Customer Care
Technology & Management
Each Training Program includes:
Laptop to engage in each session
Free Girls For Technology swag
Commitment to attend all sessions
Opportunity to develop a relationship with a peer and professional community
Dedicated Career Navigator
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN!
High School diploma/GED
Be 18-29 years of age
Demonstrate our values
Legal right to work in the US
Highly motivated self-starter and passionate about a career in technology
Hartford Residents strongly encouraged to apply
Girls For Technology will recruit and screen a select group of young adults and provide the technical, professional, and soft skills training required before placing with one of our employer partners.