Samsung has announced the fifth edition of the ‘Developers’ training program, designed to train unemployed women as programmers, which will be presented this Thursday at the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAI).
The II Encounter ‘Engineering with a social purpose’, which RAI will host this Thursday, September 15, will be the framework in which Samsung Electronics Iberia will present a new edition of ‘Developers’, the fifth since its implementation began.
This training program aimed at unemployed women will allow more than a thousand people to participate, who will be able to train as web programmers. ‘Developers’ has already trained more than three thousand women, and has the support and encouragement of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
The ‘Engineering with a social purpose’ meetings are part of the ‘Women and Engineering’ project initiated by RAI in 2016, which aims to motivate girls and adolescents in vocations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM, for its acronym in English) and try to dissolve the gender gap that exists in Engineering.
For its part, ‘Developers’ is part of Samsung’s ‘Technology with Purpose’ strategy, which seeks to improve people’s lives by breaking down barriers through technology. In this case, it intends to expand the number of women in engineering and technology positions, which today reaches 25 percent in that field and falls to just 12 percent in software development positions, as the company has pointed out in a statement.
The executive director of the ‘Woman and Engineering’ project, Sara Gómez; the director of Brand and Innovation Samsung Electronics Iberia, Miguel Ángel Ruiz; and two of the participants in the aforementioned program. The closing will be carried out by Javier Pérez de Varga, Managing Director of RAI.