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Free coding bootcamp for unemployed black women in West Midlands

15 May 2020
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Birmingham based Start Ups, Niyo Enterprise and Coding Black Females  have announced the Black Codhers’ programme, a free 6-month coding bootcamp funded by West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) for underserved black women. This story began at Niyo Enterprise’s annual summit: Beyond Hair Summit 2020, where both founders of black female owned start ups Niyo Enterprise and Coding Black Females decided to extend what was a 1-hour class (at the summit)  to a coding bootcamp.

"The Black Codher" is a part time coding bootcamp run twice a week in the evening for 30 weeks between 6pm and 9pm in Birmingham. Learners with little to no tech background will be armed with technical skills, a new way for black women  to learn various technical skills such as software programming, data management and analytics, design thinking, Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning and many more.

Deadlines close 12th June 2020 , to Apply go to :

The Black Codher team comprised of the founders of  Niyo Enterprise and Coding Black Females  won a £250,000 fund to facilitate this coding bootcamp specifically for black females aged 18-35, unemployed or in low skilled employment. The initiative feeds into West Midland Combined Authority’s initiative for economic empowerment for the unemployed and the employed to progress into digital occupations.

40 individuals with an interest in getting into a tech career will develop the skills and knowledge to become web/mobile application developers.  

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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