YWeb Career Academy

YWeb Career Academy

What is YWeb Career Academy?

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As part of our ongoing mission to eliminate racism and empower women, our YWeb Academy program provides education in digital skills to traditionally underrepresented or vulnerable populations, such as women of color, survivors of domestic violence, and low-wage workers. YWCA couples this programming with transportation assistance, financial coaching, access to affordable childcare, and job coaching and placement to ensure each participant’s success.

The program is part of a national partnership with Google.org, YWCA USA and YWCA Madison. YWCA Evanston/North Shore is partnering locally with Oakton Community College.

Upon completion of the online course, students will have opportunities to pursue full-time permanent employment, a paid internships, or freelance careers in technology through partnerships established by YWCA Evanston/North Shore. Students could also continue their education by participating in our Portfolio Workgroup or pursuing a Computer Information Systems Certificate, an Associate’s Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree. 

Are you eligible?

YWeb Career Academy is designed to help women of color enter the tech field as web developers. Participants must meet the following qualifications:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent (or enrolled in a program that will result in a high school diploma or equivalent before completing the Certificate)
  • Interested in a career in the IT sector

Upcoming classes

Next session: January 18 – May 12, 2021 (classes are 3 nights/week from 6-9 pm)

Interested? Please sign up for our Economic Advancement Program emails and we’ll keep you in the loop about the next YWeb Career Academy Open House.