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Upskilling in IT

Women in Digital Switzerland presents Work in Tech, a workplace IT skills programme in Partnership with INCO. We are providing free access the Coursera IT courses, which can be taken across a 6 month period. Our Mission is to boost equality in future-driven industries and empower learners who face barriers to employment by distributing completely free professional certification and launchpad to an IT career.

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Work in Tech

Want to upskill in the field of IT and get support in establishing your future career?

Available Programmes

Project Management

Learn how to manage projects using traditional and agile methods, create project documentation, and develop strategic communication skills.

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This course covers a wide variety of IT security concepts, tools, and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks and the many ways they can show up. 

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UX Design

Learn UX foundations and gain experience with the design process, including how to build wireframes and prototypes and conduct user research to test your designs.

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Digital Marketing & E-Commerce

Learn to manage digital marketing campaigns, attract and engage customers, and measure performance through analytics.

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IT Support

Learn the foundations of networking and operating systems, providing end-to-end customer support, and how to solve problems using code.

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IT Automation with Python

Learn how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems.

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Data Analytics

Learn how to process and analyze data, use key analysis tools, apply R programming, and create visualizations that can inform key business decisions.

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Programme Information

Programme Requirements

  • Learning commitment of 10 hours a week until 31st January 2023 (you will complete a fast track pathway). 

  • Open to women based in Switzerland and the wider DACH region (Germany, Austria)

Programme Curriculum 

  • Welcome sessions , where you can meet your peers

  • Work in Tech Inspiration Sessions

  • Career Coaching with monthly checkings

Applications for Work in Tech 2023 have now closed

Programme Benefits

What are the benefits?

  • Interactive, flexible learning at your own pace, location and schedule

  • Latest methodologies with Google insights and additional sources for further learning

  • Suitable for beginners, no pre-skills required

  • Good combination of lecturing methods (video, reading, practice exercises)

  • Practice based-assessment

  • Learning on the go via the mobile app

  • Access to the Work in tech Community Forums

  • Extended mentoring network available through Wentors Mentoring Programme

  • Course certificates for every module

  • Great practice for self-motivation, planning and time management skills

  • Creation of your own portfolio with course related templates

  • Access to Codum, for a network of peers with whom you can practise coding at your level

Women in Digital Switzerland Work in Tech Program
Women in Digital Switzerland Work in Tech Program

Apply to the Work in Tech Programme

Applications are now closed

We hope to reopen the programme again next year.. We thank you for your all your interest.

Women in Digital Switzerland Work in Tech Program
"The 150+ hours of training include courses on Data Foundations, Ask, Prepare, Process, Analyze, Share, Act, and even a Capstone.
It was great to reinforce what I knew and challenge myself on what I thought I knew.

My personal highlights were to learn the basics of Tableau, SQL and R, a great basis to interact with developers and business analysts.

Catherine, Data Analytics Participant 2022
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