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Newton School Introduces All Women Tech Program to Encourage Women to Restart their Career

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 00:35 IST
By SiliconIndia


Ed-tech startup Newton School, has introduced an all women tech program. with an intension to support women to use their potential by re-entering the workforce that is equipped with industry oriented skills. The course is set to begin in mid of January and would not just be helpful for women to rejoin after their maternity leave but also aid in switching their domains and move to tech industry.

Newton School is an online edtech platform that educates people to be highly skilled software developers and get them placed in top companies as frontend, backend and full stack software developers amongst other roles. The new online program, is designed to have four months of training and expects its students to dedicate three to four hours per day for five days a week. The course is reverse engineered towards industry requirements and will be led by dynamic women who have extensive industry experience.

The first batch would have a strength of 100 students. The course is expected to run multiple batches in the coming months and will follow the Pay after Placement model just like other courses being offered by the startup. This will allow women to learn industry skills without any financial burden. Women with any background ready to rejoin work are eligible and can apply for the course on Newton School’s website through this link 

Nishant Chandra, Co-Founder, Newton School, continued, “We recognize that tech has unlimited opportunities and over a period of time, we have seen the dedication and passion women have to pave a path for their careers. Some women face challenges such as lack of confidence, direction and opportunity when they are trying to get back to the workforce after taking gaps. Newton School wants to make it easier for them to rejoin the workforce. By empowering women to have a tech career, we aim at enabling them to recreate opportunities for themselves.”

The company has prioritised the development of products utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) to streamline and personalise the learning journey of each student. Apart from this, the startup has quintupled its student intake and has helped many get jobs in the last year. At present, the platform has more than 700 students enrolled.