RESTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Revature, a leading technology talent development company, today announced it is extending its strategic partnership with the City University of New York (CUNY) to include Women in Technology and Entrepreneurship in New York (WiTNY) on several initiatives designed to increase the number of women working in technology.
Since the launch of the strategic partnership between CUNY and Revature last September, more than 3,500 CUNY students from a range of majors have enrolled in Revature’s online coding programs. Revature is on track to hire more than 200 CUNY graduates by the end of the year.
As part of the extended partnership, Revature, CUNY, and WiTNY, in partnership with Cornell Tech, have identified three key initiatives designed to encourage female students to major in technology-related fields and to pursue careers in technology.
Starting in September, Revature will provide industry-aligned coding programs exclusively for women who have recently graduated from college. Students accepted into the program are paid during training and will have the opportunity to work as software developers for one of Revature’s corporate partners. This program will feature guest lectures by female leaders in technology who can serve as much-needed role models to aspiring female technology professionals.
This fall, Revature’s online mentors and trainers will provide one-day introductory coding classes for freshman women on several CUNY campuses. The students will be introduced to the power of coding and also build their own small applications. The goal will be to encourage these young women to register for an Introduction to Computer Science course, and to pursue a degree and ultimately a career in technology.
The partnership is also creating a “rising seniors” program for CUNY women who aspire to be software engineers but had not previously chosen to study computer science. These students can participate in an immersive enterprise-level coding program between their junior and senior years, with additional training provided between terms. Upon graduation, each student can join Revature as a software engineer.
“Despite the growing number of talented women developers, the gender gap in the technology industry remains a significant concern,” said Srikanth Ramachandran, Revature’s CEO. “Revature is closing this gap by working with CUNY, WiTNY and similar organizations. These partnerships allow us to fulfill our mission to cultivate and deliver the next generation of tech talent while breaking down barriers and making technology education accessible for everyone.”
“These new programs will open up innovative and alternative pathways for undergraduate women to find their way into tech careers, establishing a more robust pipeline for the next generation of women leaders in tech,” said Judith Spitz, Program Director of WiTNY and former CIO at Verizon. “The mission of WiTNY – a partnership between Cornell Tech, CUNY, and tech companies – is to facilitate, encourage and enable a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in technology-related fields in the New York market.”
“CUNY is extraordinarily pleased with its strategic partnership with Revature and especially with these new initiatives to expand opportunity to women in technology,” said CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken. “We are enthusiastically committed to increasing the numbers of women in tech disciplines and careers, and our work with Revature and WiTNY is making this possible.”
The application deadline for the program is August 14, 2017. For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.revature.com/witny
At Revature we engage, recruit, develop and deploy the next generation of technology talent enabling our corporate partners to succeed and grow. Our mission is to create a pathway where university graduates with diverse backgrounds can build the knowledge, skills and abilities to reach their potential as technology professionals and leverage those talents to contribute to the growth and success of our customers. Revature's role is to provide students with state-of-the-art “last-mile” training at no cost and then a well-paid first job in coding and software development, setting them up for a range of exciting career options. Due in part to its talent development strategy, Revature successfully serves a wide range of Fortune 500 enterprises, government organizations and top systems integrators. Learn more at www.revature.com
WiTNY is a public/private partnership between CUNY, Cornell Tech, and a group of funding corporations led by Verizon and Accenture with a mission to facilitate, encourage and enable a significant increase in the participation of women in both higher education and entrepreneurship in fields related to technology in the New York market. Through strategic initiatives and purposeful integration with key institutions and programs in the city of New York, WiTNY targets high school girls getting ready for college, undergraduate and graduate women, preparing them to secure a rewarding and lucrative position in the technology industry.