Simplilearn Partners With JobsForHer

Simplilearn, a global digital skills training provider (together with its affiliates and subsidiaries), announced its partnership with JobsForHer, an online platform for women’s careers, to train and upskill 1,000 women in the next year in Full Stack Java Development, making them job-ready for the future.

This program, designed as a ‘women-exclusive’ initiative, aims to strengthen the position and capacities of Women in Tech. The Full Stack Java Development program is a part of Simplilearn’s Job Guarantee Program, allowing women to pursue their ambitions without worrying about finding a job.

Simplilearn assures learners job placement on completion of the program: if any student, after signing up for career services and adhering to all timelines, is unable to find placement even after six months of completing the course. The company promises a guaranteed refund of the course fee to the learner, according to a press statement.

Through the partnership with JobsForHer, Simplilearn aims at creating 1,000 women Java developers by the end of the year. This program has been designed to bridge the gender gap in the professional space.

The program will be of a duration of 1 year, of which six months will constitute learning modules, and the next six months will be devoted to the career preparation of the learners. Each batch shall consist of 50 women learners who will be trained by Simplilearn to master coding and also to build their own projects, apps, websites, and backend systems.

Speaking on the partnership with Simplilearn, Founder and CEO of JobsForHer, Neha Bagaria, said,

"This program enables them to have a comprehensive understanding of the domain and provides mentorship and networking opportunities to ensure women are job-ready from day one of program completion."

Under this initiative, JobsForHer will provide exclusive mentorship to these women learners, who will get a chance to connect with the finest mentors and can receive the best career guidance, industry insights, and inspiration from the top corporate leaders. Women learners will also receive invites to be part of JobsForHer exclusive networking events with top companies, it said. By the time learners complete the program, they will be industry-ready to work in various software development and related roles, a press statement further added.

Commenting on the collaboration, Chief Product Officer of Simplilearn, Anand Narayanan, said,

"Industry reports indicate a significant demand in Full Stack Development jobs in the last couple of years. While this is a great opportunity to upskill and adapt to suit the market demand, there often exists a gap when it comes to upskilling women for these roles. With the aim to boost the role of women in tech, we look forward to upskilling at least 1,000 women in the next year with the Full Stack Java Development program designed exclusively for them. We are confident that after completing the program, women who are either starting their professional careers or have taken a break in the past will be able to accelerate their careers."

Founded in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California, and Bangalore, India, Simplilearn offers access to world-class work-ready training to individuals and businesses around the world. The bootcamps are designed and delivered with world-renowned universities, top corporations, and leading industry bodies via live online classes featuring top industry practitioners, sought-after trainers, and global leaders.

From college students and early career professionals to managers, executives, small businesses, and big corporations, Simplilearn role-based, skill-focused, industry-recognized, and globally relevant training programs are ideal upskilling solutions for diverse career or/and business goals.

The Simplilearn Job Guarantee assures learners with a guaranteed job within six months (180 days) of starting career services post-program completion.

JobsForHer, started in 2015 by Neha Bagaria, is India’s largest career platform to accelerate women’s careers. The company connects over 2.2 million job aspirants registered on the platform to 7500+ companies across the country.

JobsForHer's vision is to enable women to achieve their full potential by enabling them to start, restart and rise in their careers. It caters to the three largest cohorts of women professionals, Women Returnees, Women In Tech, Women In Leadership, and is expanding its reach to women starters.

Last month, Simplilearn announced its collaboration with the Aresty Institute of Executive Education of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, to launch a first-of-its-kind program, AI for Business.

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Author: Shalini Pathak
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