Scholarships created to support inclusivity in the tech industry
MIAMI, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate the success of eMerge Americas 2022, eMerge Americas and Ironhack announced $200,000 into scholarship diversity funds to develop local tech talent and support the growth of the #MiamiTech ecosystem. Ironhack is building the world’s premier talent marketplace for emerging tech talent, powered by their 10,000 bootcamp alumni with the goal of becoming the most results-driven institution in the world.
The fund will consist of 50 partial scholarships ranging from $2,000 for $9,500 to spend on Ironhack tuition. The scholarship will prioritize women and underrepresented minorities (i.e. Black, Latino/Hispanic, Native American) who are at least 18 years old on the date of entry.
Interested persons can apply from April 19, 2022 at https://www2.ironhack.com/emerge to begin the application process. Cohorts are available starting in May for in-person, distance, and hybrid courses. Candidates can choose between courses offered in web development, UX/UI design, and data analysis.
Accessible and equitable technology training is integral to the future of workforce development. As companies continue to relocate FloridaeMerge Americas and Ironhack’s scholarship initiative aims to connect local talent with the qualifications needed to secure tech jobs and make high-skilled career opportunities accessible to everyone.
“Our mission at eMerge Americas is to transform Miami in the tech hub of the Americas goes far beyond simply recruiting workers and tech startups. In order to truly give back to the community and continue its exponential growth, it is essential that we empower those who are already calling Miami home with the tools they need to land a well-paying job in a booming industry. Our partnership with Ironhack and this scholarship fund does exactly that.” – Felice GorordoCEO of eMerge Americas.
“eMerge has been a crucial part of the growth of Florida over the years. Our partnership with eMerge allows us to ensure that we empower diverse talent in our local communities with lifelong careers in technology and that everyone can benefit from this movement.” – Ariel Quinonesco-founder and co-CEO of Ironhack
Ironhack’s US operations are based in Miami since 2015 with campuses everywhere Europe and Latin America. Ironhack is paving the way for edTech to fill the industry’s employment and corporate training gap. In January 2021secure ironhack $20 million in a Series B round led by Lumos Capital and was listed as a GSV EdTech 150, one of the most transformative companies in digital learning.
Ironhack’s educational programs provide students with the technical training and industry introductions they need to be employable upon graduation. Every student has access to the most in-demand digital skills through live, hands-on training and can lay the foundation to transform their career and become a developer, UX/UI designer or data analyst, regardless of their previous experience.
eMerge Americas is a venture capital-backed platform focused on transformation Miami in the technology center of the Americas. The eMerge signature event, launched in 2014, is a global technology conference held annually at miami beach Convention Center, attracting more than 16,000 attendees from 40 countries and more than 3,900 unique participating organizations. In addition to the annual conference, eMerge organizes and hosts year-round executive summits, innovation challenges, startup pitch competitions, masterclasses, webinars, and publishes capital activity reports. -risk and investment prospects. Over the past decade, eMerge has served as a catalyst for innovation and investment across the Americas, working at the forefront of building the South Florida entrepreneurial and technological ecosystem. Visit www.emergeamericas.com for more information.
About Ironhack :
Ironhack is building the world’s premier talent marketplace for emerging tech talent that’s powered by our 10,000 bootcamp alumni with the goal of becoming the most results-driven institution in the world. Founded in 2013, Ironhack operates in 8 countries with 160 employees and has been listed as a GSV EdTech 150, one of the most transformative companies in digital learning.
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