• Single Mothers Cyber Security Program

    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WIT SINGLE MOTHERS’ PROGRAM

  • WIT SINGLE MOTHERS’ PROGRAM DEFINED:

    • 20 single mothers are chosen to participate each semester (2 semesters annually)
    • 12-Week Course / 92 Hours offered virtually by Emory (one of the most prestigious universities in the country) on Saturdays 8:30 am until 5:30 pm EST
    • You will learn in-demand offensive and defensive Cyber Security skills the world’s top tech companies are looking for
    • Students receive a certificate from Emory Continuing Education upon completing the program
    • Once a certification is received, WIT will provide job placement support for the top 50% ranked students
    • No previous experience or knowledge in Cyber Security required
    • Must have technology fundamentals knowledge
      • Don’t understand IT fundamentals? That is ok. Still apply as you could qualify for the WIT/Pyramid scholarship that will pay 100% of your tuition to attend the Emory IT Fundamentals class for free (5 weeks course)

      • 20 Scholarships are provided a year thanks to 

    • 15 hours of homework per week

  


Date:

IT Fundamentals: February 4 – March 4

Cyber Security: March 18 – June 17

WIT Spring 2023 Class Kick Off: January 25

Time:

Full Day

8:30am – 5:30pm

Location:

Virtual

       

Additional Wrap Around Services Offered to our Single Mothers free of charge:

      • Free childcare & development services during Saturday classes through our partner Sheltering Arms. No more than 1 child, age range 1-5, will be able to participate for the duration of the course (12 weeks 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.)
        • Additional children and other ages will be considered on a case-by-case bases
        • Mothers have the ability to take the virtual Emory courses onsite at Sheltering Arms.  We have designed spaces created for you enabling you to break away during the approved class break times to see your children
      • Free transportation services on Saturdays to and from home and Sheltering Arms for those needing childcare through the duration of the program (12 weeks) 
      • Visa Gift cards for the purchase of lunch each Saturday will be provided at no charge through the duration of the program (12 weeks)
      • Laptops, monitors, keyboard and mouses will be provided so you have what you need at home for class.  Each student that successfully completes the course will be able to keep the provided equipment.
      • Professional Development & Career Planning Services
        • Find your purpose, Goal Setting, Personal Branding/Networking
      • Financial Literacy courses
      • Personal Budget Management which includes one on one budget management coaching
      • Time Management
      • Corporate Etiquette
      • Nutrition and overall health training
      • One on one mentorship with women technologist from the WIT Community
      • Resume writing and LinkedIn profile workshops
      • One on one coaching on how to create your resume and LinkedIn profile
      • Microsoft Office 365 training on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook TEAMS, SharePoint, etc. (tools used by hiring managers)
      • Interviewing skills training as well as mock interview practice to get you ready for that interview
      • Job placement services for all graduates
      • Guaranteed jobs for the top 50% ranked students

                                                                                                                                                                                      
      • Workshops on how to prepare for your first day of work as well as many other workshops offered to help you prepare to get the job and keep the job
      • Membership in WIT, and upon completing the course, you will receive free admission to WIT’s monthly breakfast educational events and evening socials for 2 y ears following completion of the program. This gives you the opportunity to network with other technology women in our community and continue to grow in your network and your brand
      • The participant completing the program with one of the highest scores in their class, is an ambassador of WIT helping other single mothers apply for the program, socializes the impact of this program on their social media and is a team player helping other fellow students will be recognized as the WIT Single Mother of the Year during the annual gala event at Mercedes Benz Stadium and will also be awarded a substantial monetary donation to celebrate their achievement.

    The Journey of WIT’s Single Mothers

    Single Mothers Program
    Eligibility and Requirements

    Eligibility requirements:

    • Must be an adult single mother ages 18-40 (not married, divorced, widowed, adopted as a result of family tragedy)
    • Must live in the state of Georgia
    • Must be a US Citizen or legally authorized to work in the US (can provide proof of work permit, VISA, etc.)
    • 100% attendance is required. Only 1 class can be missed with proven extenuating circumstances
    • Must be making $36,000 or less per year
    • Have an understanding of IT Fundamentals
    • Don’t understand IT fundamentals? That is ok. Still apply as you could qualify for the WIT/Pyramid scholarship that will pay 100% of your tuition to attend the Emory IT Fundamentals class for free (5 weeks course)
    • 20 Scholarships are provided a year

    For more program information, please contact us https://mywit.org/about-women-in-technology/contact-us

    Women in Technology (WIT) and our program and funding partners are providing a Cyber Security Certificate program to benefit 20 adult single mothers, interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workforce education and employment, and are looking to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.

    WOULD YOU CONSIDER FUNDING THIS IMPACTFUL
    SINGLE MOTHERS PROGRAM?

    We provide this opportunity to Georgia single mothers annually at no charge to them.

    The cost of this impactful program is:
    $11,000 per single mother
    $220,000 per semester for 20 single mothers
    $440,000 annually for 40 single mothers

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