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 widen. At a time when gender inequality is balancing day by day and the influence of women in technology is growing, 30 girls are coded each year to reduce gender inequality in the industry, create female software engineers, and empower girls and women in rural areas. A training program is being announced.
The “Code Writing Girls Program” initiated by B.Bolor-Erdene, Head of the Communications and Information Technology Department, was launched today / June 18, 2021 /. A total of 2,100 girls from all over Mongolia registered for the program, and 30 girls from 21 aimags and 9 districts were selected.
Over the next eight weeks, these 30 girls will gain the basic skills needed to become a web developer, master algorithms and coding, web and mobile applications, and create prototypes based on what they have learned.
B.Bolor-Erdene: Every year 30 girls from rural areas participate in the code writing training program
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.