IBM, Galvanize team up to attract women to data science careers
IBM is encouraging more women to get into data science fields by helping support them taking data science classes run by Denver-based Galvanize, including putting money toward their tuition.
Armonk, New York-based IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Galvanize announced the partnership Tuesday, part of becoming a sponsor for Galvanize’s Data Science program.
IBM pledged $150,000 in tuition assistance for women enrolling in Galvanize data science lessons, and to help mentor and support women in the program in other ways, including working with members of the IBM Analytics team.
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Students will have the chance to apply for internship programs and capstone projects at IBM, the companies said.
Galvanize, launched in 2012, is a tech education business that combines classroom space with suites for startups and coworking areas for tech workers. It landed $18 million in venture capital to expand its education offerings. It has locations in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, San Francisco and Seattle. It also offers its data science courses at a Google tech campus in London.
Women comprise 18 percent of the students who have studied in Galvanize’s data science courses across its various locations, the company said.
Galvanize teamed with Glassbreakers earlier this summer to start offering scholarships for women learning to code computer programs. Galvanize’s “full stack” coding classes have 35 percent female enrollment.
Data science courses debuted in Denver with the opening of the new Galvanize G2 campus at 1644 Platte St. in Denver, with a new cycle of October courses beginning to accept applications.
Last week, Galvanize joined the White House’s TechHire initiatives encouraging more people to launch careers in fields using science, technology, engineering and math skills.
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Source: IBM, Galvanize team up to attract women to data science careers
Via: Google Alert for Data Science