Apply now

Supporting local businesses by training women in technology

For many Quebec companies, adopting technology in their day-to-day business has now become inevitable. As a result of the current crisis, companies have had to embrace the realities of a remote workforce or pivot their business strategy. The question then becomes, how does a company embrace this change when there is such a lack of skilled labour?

Supporting local businesses by training women in technology
Share article
In April 2020, the unemployment rate reached 17% in Quebec, and women experienced a decline in employment recorded from February to April 2020 of -16.9%, while it was -14.6% for men in Canada.

The demand for tech labour was already high before the crisis, but it remains as high as ever, especially in the video game industry. 

There is, however, a whole section of the population that remains untapped when it comes to the need for technological labour: the women. We usually remember that women account for only 20% of professionals in the tech labour market.

Could training women in tech professions and supporting them in this career change be one of the solutions to help local businesses address their shortage of IT workers?
 
It is with this in mind that we have joined forces with URelles, a consulting firm specializing in the strategy and implementation of policies favorable to diversity in technology, to provide a new initiative aimed at encouraging and supporting women who wish to pursue careers in technology.
 

This is a collaboration that combines know-how with interpersonal skills


Women make up only 20% of the tech industry’s workforce and unfortunately often end-up leaving the industry. This partnership aims at breaking this trend by encouraging women to gain technical skills.  
 
In one day, participants will learn the basic concepts of programming, as well as how to build their own website.

Women make up only 20% of the tech industry’s workforce

The practical training is followed by a networking cocktail along with an inspiring panel of women in technology. The training day ends with a mentoring session between new women in technology and women already working in technology.

The training day will end with a mentor matching session between new women in tech and women already working in technology. 
 
This program is aimed at companies looking to retrain their female workforce into tech professionals, as well as companies looking to find a solution to their talent shortage.

To learn more, please contact Marie-Gabrielle Ayoub, Co-Founder & CEO, Le Wagon Montréal, at montreal@lewagon.org.
Want to know more about Le Wagon's 9-week bootcamp?
Download Syllabus
Keep reading
Graduate stories

Completing a coding bootcamp while working on a master’s: here’s what I learned from my recent experience

I’m the kind of person who’s always curious and doing a hundred things at a time, but signing up for a coding bootcamp while working on a master’s degree in a foreign language was something I could never have imagined doing.

Graduate stories

Retail to Le Wagon, the springboard for building my mobile app

Before Le Wagon I was a sales assistant at a retail store, and was doing this for just under 5 years. I’ve always had an interest in technology and knew eventually this is the sector in which I would like to build a career, but didn’t have the relevant experience or qualifications, so I took the plunge and embarked on the Le Wagon bootcamp. I'm now working for Hoxton Digital, a web agency built by alumni, and I'll never look back.

Graduate stories

Meet Thomas, Head of Product in a creative developer team

Thomas did Le Wagon Brussels in 2017. Today, he is an expert in Ruby on rails and Head of Products at Seraphin. For him, Le Wagon's family and our entrepreneurial spirit made all the difference in his career. He talked to us about his job, the intrapreneur spirit alive, and how he's rocking it!

Interested in joining the #1 ranked coding bootcamp?

We are in 39 cities worldwide.