Based on strategic partnerships and collaborating media advocates, Tech Talent School’s aim is to support the inclusion of specific groups of people particularly the youth, women, unemployed and underprivileged communities by offering free courses. An estimated 15,000 ppl/year will successfully complete the educational series, allowing them to put their skills into practice, creating a talent pool of people that will potentially be able to fulfill job openings of the technology market.
Participation to the program is free. Pre-registration is required. All courses are especially designed for students, young people and unemployed individuals (aged 16 and above), who wish to acquire digital skills and get acquainted with programming as well as those interested in design and digital marketing.
The first cycle of the program concluded successfully, with more than 2,500 beneficiaries (young people, unemployed, students, etc.), who were in Found.ation premises; and an equal number of participants in refugees’ and migrants’ shelters.
For more information about the project and the courses and for the application form and registration, please visit: www.techtalentschool.gr.
Tech Talent School has been supported by Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative since the beginning of 2017, while for the academic year 2017-2018 the project will also be sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of State through the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund 2017 and the U.S. Embassy in Athens. Tech Talent School is one of the 68 alumni teams that were selected out of 1,014 project submissions from 125 countries.