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What is YWeb Career Academy?

As part of YWCA Allentown’s ongoing mission to eliminate racism and empower women, the YWeb Career Academy program provides FREE education in digital skills to traditionally underrepresented or vulnerable populations, such as those unemployed or displaced due to COVID-19, recent high school or GED graduates, returning or non-traditional students, and low-wage workers. YWCA Allentown couples this programming with referrals for supportive services and job coaching to ensure each participant’s success.

The program is part of a national partnership with Google.org and YWCA USA.

Our next YWeb Career Academy is scheduled for February 2022

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Speakers Wanted

Are you interested in inspiring the next generation of web developers and designers? Sign up to join our YWeb Career Academy as a guest speaker. Guest speakers bring their wisdom and experience in their area(s) of expertise to our YWeb students. Some areas of interest to our students include:

  • Project management
  • Starting out as a front-end developer
  • Career paths in web development and design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • How to navigate client meetings and expectations
  • Self-care in the workplace
  • Effective communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial management

Sign up to support our YWeb students during our next cohort, February – May, 2022

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Are You Eligible?

YWeb is open to all with preferred enrollment opportunities for women, people of color, those who have not completed a bachelor’s degree, and those who receive a referral through a partner agency. Participants must have a high school diploma or equivalent (or enrolled in a program that will result in a high school diploma or equivalent before completing the Certificate) and be interested in a career in the IT sector.

Attend an orientation to learn more

Interested in applying? Register for the next orientation session

Or watch the orientation video below to learn what the program is all about.

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