Diversity


Diversity in Tech Recruitment

Code Institute recently gathered a panel and representatives from tech hiring to discuss ways of improving Diversity in Tech Recruitment. This has been a hot topic at Code Institute for some time. So, when the majority of our hiring partners identified this as one of their biggest challenges, we had to act. It’s time for […]

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Gender Diversity in Tech / Expert Series – Episode 2

2-Minute Read & Video.

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Gender Gap in ICT – a worldwide problem

The ICT and STEM sectors are increasing worldwide. While all continents are suffering from a skills shortage in these industries, another chasm is growing in terms of gender. The growth of ICT sectors is still in its infancy, and figures so far show the market as being male-dominated. The gender gap in ICT has plenty […]

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Code Institute partners with Zartis to upskill refugees

Code Institute has partnered with Zartis to help up-skill Irish-based refugees in Ireland’s tech sector. The initiative, called Level Up, provides 10 highly motivated asylum seekers and refugees with access to Code Institute’s online software development course. Code Institute will offer €40,000-worth of online training to eligible candidates. Zartis will source and screen candidates for […]

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Skills Gap in STEM not going away in the USA

If you look at the unemployment figures for the USA you will see that things appear to be going quite well. Nationally, unemployment is at its lowest since April 2000 at 3.8%. Whatever the reasoning is behind this, these figures are positive. However, the chasmic skills gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and […]

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Never too old to Code

People often ask if they are too old to code. It’s a very strange question, with a very simple answer. You’re never too old to code. Why’s it a strange question? Well, to us it implies that there should be an age-point where once you reach it, you must stop coding. Thankfully, no such point […]

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Women in Code

Coding is commonly perceived as a male-dominated industry, however, we’re noticing a very positive trend in our coding bootcamps and our coding challenges: 40% of our attendants are women, and we hope to reach 50% in future classes. Our tutors, mentors and teaching assistants are women, as is our student care manager. All of them […]

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Tech's Late Bloomers

One of the most pervasive (and least constructive) myths about technology is that it’s for the young. While we will admit that the tech world has more than its share of youthful CEOs and tycoons, it’s also an industry that values hard work, invention and creativity from any source, regardless of age. We have witnessed […]

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Is It Too Late to Learn How To Code?

If you’ve ever found yourself at a crossroads in your career or your studies, or simply a junction in your life where you begin to question the path you’re taking, feeling insecure about your past decisions, questioning your judgment, congratulations- you’re human. So, to answer the initial question- you’re too old when you think you’re […]

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Technology and the Gender Gap

The technology industry in Ireland is booming. There will be an estimated 44,500 jobs available in Ireland for those with information and communications technology (ICT) skills over the next six years, yet the concern that there won’t be enough qualified people to fill those jobs is growing. Another concern is that women will continue to […]

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