In the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Digital Transition, technology and coding have become one of the must-have skills. To this extent, the gender gap in the information technology sector is likely to increase. Therefore, in order to reduce gender inequality in the sector, to create female software engineers, and to empower girls and women living in rural areas, a program is announced to train 30 girls in coding every year. The program was initiated by Ms. B. Bolor-Erdene, Chairwoman of the Communications and Information Technology Authority and the registration will begin on May 1.
The following requirements apply to girls wishing to participate in the program. These include:
- Must be 16-20 years old
- Lives in a remote area and does not have regular access to online training
- Available to spend 3 months in this summer to participate in the training course on code writing
The training is scheduled to begin on June 15, and as a result of the program, the girls will be able to write their own programs and present them to the public. For more information, please visit www.girlscode.mn and www.cita.gov.mn.