Host an Industry Immersion
During school holidays learners Code4CT connects young coders to local tech companies where they spend 4-5 days working on a code project under the supervision of a Code Coach. The intention is that these aspiring young coders are exposed to the work environment and gain experience in a professional work setting. They will be given a project to work on during their time with you.
How are the learners prepared?
They attend coding classes every second Saturday. (Depending on which group is matched to your company will depend on their skill level. You will be briefed prior to the Immersion as to their skill level).
They attend a training session prior to Industry Immersions to learn how to behave in a professional setting
They receive a project brief prior to the Industry Immersion
Junior groups are matched with a senior girl who joins them on the first and last day of the Industry Immersion
What does this require of your organisation?
Allow 3 or more learners to visit your company Monday-Thursday during a school holiday week.
Provide a minimum of one laptop per 3 learners and a space for them to work in, as well as lunch.
Introduce them to your organisation and share any day to day activities/ aspects of interest that could assist them in their professional development (e.g. team stand up, team presentations/ strat sessions, lunch dates with team members beyond Code Coaches)
Assign one person as their point of contact, to manage logistics.
Code Coaches attend a brief training held by Code4CT prior to the immersion week
We invite you to attend a showcase of learners’ work on the Friday of the immersion week where learners will showcase the work you helped them create. This is a special moment to celebrate the hard work and enthusiasm of our learners!
2018 Industry Immersion Dates:
- 26 – 30 March
- 2 – 6 April
- 25 – 29 June
- 2 – 6 July
- 9 – 13 July
- 1 – 5 October
- 10 – 14 December
What’s it like to host an industry immersion?
It’s been a privilege having some of the young ladies from @code4ct visiting our offices in Cape Town over the past two days. We’ve chatted at length about how Automattic gets work done remotely, #opensource, and even got to do some fun exercises and examples. 💻⠀ ⠀ What is Code for Cape Town? They strive to see young women empowered to leverage technology for social innovation, so that there is greater diversity in the #African tech industry. ⠀ ⠀ Code4CT equips high potential female learners with #coding, problem solving, and life skills that will allow them to leverage #technology to contribute meaningfully to South Africa’s #innovation system. 🇿🇦⠀ ⠀ Want to find out more? Visit code4ct.com⠀ ⠀ 📷: @jeffikus ⠀ ⠀ #woocommerce #ecommerce #tuesday #techtuesday #automattic #wordpress #code #coder #coding #girlcoder #girlswhocode #techgirls #womenwhocode #womenintech #webdev #webdeveloper #capetown #southafrica #southafrican #africa #tech
So much fun having the @code4ct girls learning about #WordPress in our #CapeTown office today. 🎉 Visit CODE4CT.COM to see how they’re equipping young female learners with coding, problem solving and life skills to allow them to leverage technology to contribute meaningfully to South Africa’s innovation system. #WooCommerce #ShipYourIdea #openecommerce
So much fun having the @code4ct girls learning about #WordPress in our #CapeTown office today. 🎉 Visit CODE4CT.COM to see how they're equipping young female learners with coding, problem solving and life skills to allow them to leverage technology to contribute meaningfully to South Africa's innovation system. #WooCommerce #ShipYourIdea #openecommerce