The PinkiT Initiative has set out to empower unemployed young female graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) with software development and entrepreneurial skills to take up entrepreneurial role in the Software Industry.
Those applying as candidates for the initiative must be graduates with a minimum of HND or B.Sc in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines who are currently unemployed. A creative and analytical mind is also a prerequisite for being chosen.
The programme is 22-week long; 16 of which will be weekend training workshops and practical hands-on assignments, afterwards a 6-week internship in a software development company.
Similar trainings have been valued above $15,000 per participant, but the PinkiT Initiative is completely free without any contractual obligations. The programme is free because most of the costs being incurred is covered by the United States Consulate and majority of the faculty will be volunteering.
The training will be handled by professional software engineers, entrepreneurs, business development consultants and life coaches who will be available.
Participants will also get a laptop, handouts and other training materials for free during the course of the training programme. For further information and application details check out the PinkiT Inititiave website, and also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.