Because technology is advancing at such a rapid speed, some organizations in the non-profit sector and the government have found it difficult to make the digital transition that’s necessary for them to operate in an ever-changing digital world. Many have not updated their computer systems or acquired proper access to internet tools. They lack the knowledge that is needed to use technical applications and they haven’t re-skilled workers to perform in a digital environment.
To help with these organizations technologically, VCA is forming public and private partnerships with non-profits and government agencies to train employees in IT, equip them with proper access to internet tools and help them navigate the latest digital innovations and trends.
VCA is a one-of-a-kind institute pioneered in bridging the skills gap and gender divide by offering world-class IT education and training programs with a social mission to transform and empower lives in order to create a more sustainable world. Our mission is to tackle global sustainable development goals 4, 5, and 8 – quality education, gender equality, and decent work and economic growth. VCA is a proud partner with EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age.
VCA has 29+ years of extensive experience in design, developing and executing IT training projects. We have trained over 30,000 people in computer technology with 60% of our students being girls and women. We have specific projects to bridge the gender divide like coding groups for girls and women and initiatives that specifically train girls for STEM related careers. We have also partnered with companies that offer scholarships to girls and women to pursue career and workforce readiness IT bootcamps at VCA.
Our youth empowerment programs include children as young as 9 years old and we train them in computer technology through coding camps, summer programs and internships.
We promote digital literacy throughout the community with free IT workshops and a FREE overview of our IT bootcamps online. We’ve trained over 950+ people during the COVID -19 lockdown and we continue to offer free options to introduce IT learning through VCA.
Digital inclusion is necessary to bridge the skills gap in the IT field. To achieve this, we partner with organizations that help to provide digital tools like computers, WIFI, and access to internet software to train youth and women with disabilities. VCA has trained more than 500 women with disabilities and assisted them for employment after training.
Our reach extends to rural communities where some are without the digital devices that allow for internet access and digital learning. Our partnerships with companies that can fill this void provide the vital support that is needed to supply this segment of the population with the tools they need to operate in a digital world. We offer career, workforce and entrepreneurship-oriented ICT skills training to these rural communities to be ready for the future of work in partnership of various nonprofits and govt. agencies.
We invite organizations to help us on our mission to educate employees, youth, girls and women with world-class IT training for highly effective workforce development.
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