DURATION: 10/01/2021 - 04/01/2022
FUNDER: U.S. Embassy Amman Public Affairs Section
CONTACT[email protected]

Program Description

WE Can Code increased the interest and ability of disadvantaged youth in Jordan, particularly young women, to pursue advanced training and ultimately find or create employment in Jordan’s growing ICT sectors.

The program connected 80 disadvantaged youth aged 16-17 with U.S. women IT professionals and Jordanian mentors working in ICT fields for a four-month women’s economic empowerment and career mentorship program. The program aimed to build professional and technical skills and promote women’s participation in ICT careers. Through these professional connections, Jordanian women and U.S. women working in the ICT-related sectors provided their personal experiences and learnings from their careers, while sharing insights from efforts to promote women’s empowerment within IT in the U.S. and Jordan, promote professional values and skills, and highlight job opportunities within Jordan’s ICT sectors. 

Program Goals

  • Participants demonstrated improved employability skills (soft skills, job search skills, and/or entrepreneurship skills).
  • Participants took part in professional exposures through informational interviews, worksite visits and job shadowing opportunities.
  • Conducted Women in Tech- Connections to American Policy & Perspective Webinars.
  • Engaged peers and family members through program participants efforts to share their learning and engage in peer mentorship.