Meet Charlotte, 31, who attended the Women-only Tech Set Go Web Development Course
Charlotte is Head of Customer Experience at Split the Bills and had little tech experience prior to the course yet was enthusiastic to learn coding and web development skills. She found the Women’s Only Web Development Course on LinkedIn and applied instantly, as she wanted to do something like this for a while and it was a free opportunity to build on her skills. The aim of the project is to provide technical expertise to those who are typically under-represented within the tech sector, such as women. The course improves technical skills and helps to make members more employable, by teaching them how to code and develop their own website.
The Tech Set Go web development course was run by The Developer Academy, which specialises in providing flexible learn-to-code courses.
She says: “The tech sector is exciting and new and the world is becoming technological. There’s a lot of good stuff you can do with these skills learnt from this course.”
Towards the end of the course, an employer set a project to help build their commercial experience. Twinkl; an online educational publishing house, set a brief to build a micro site from scratch, based on ‘The Teacher of the Year’ Competition. Charlotte says: “I enjoyed tackling challenges and loved working in groups to learn new skills.”
She says: “There aren’t many women that do this and I think it’s a good thing to get into. I’ve always wanted to do this, but I thought it would take me ages to get there. This course has helped excel that process.”
The course helps to develop technical experience, including coding and web development skills. Charlotte says, “I would like to go into web development, as I want to put my technical skills into use.”
She says, “It’s probably changed my life as it’s made me want to pursue a different career. I don’t think I’d have done this now if not.”
Charlotte has recently handed her notice in and is currently building her portfolio, whilst applying for jobs within the tech sector, as the course has encouraged her to pursue a career within this industry.