After chatting with a number of our customers over the course of the last few years, it’s become apparent that finding and attracting female technical talent is one of the toughest challenges that companies face today. With that, we’re excited to announce a new initiative here at Entelo to do our part to encourage and enable the next generation of female engineers.
Starting today, for every hire our customers make using our tools, we’ll be donating one year’s worth of computer science instruction to a young woman in the CodeEd program. CodeEd is a non-profit that teaches computer science to girls in underserved communities, starting in middle school. Just 30 out of every 10,000 low-income 9th-grade students go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, and with Computer Science occupations expected to account for 2/3rds of all job growth between now and 2020, it’s CodeEd’s mission to help these deserving kids get the opportunity to participate in this transforming economy. If you’d like to learn more about CodeEd, you can read more here.
Additionally, if you’d like to get involved with CodeEd directly, you can do so by following the instructions set forth here.
We’re extremely excited to do our part in helping to enable the next generation of software engineers, and we hope you’ll join us on that journey!
(& the entire Entelo Team)