COUNTRIES: Jordan
DURATION: 10/01/2021 - 04/01/2022
FUNDER: U.S. Embassy Amman Public Affairs Section
CONTACTHannah.zuzek@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The goal of the WE Can Code Program is to increase 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.

To reach this goal, the project will connect 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 to build professional skills, 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 will provide their personal experiences and learnings from their career, while sharing insights from efforts to promote women’s empowerment within IT in America and Jordan, promote professional values and skills and highlight job opportunities within Jordan’s ICT sectors.

Program Goals

  • Participants demonstrate improved employability skills (soft skills, job search skills, and/or entrepreneurship skills)
  • Participants take part in professional exposures through informational interviews, worksite visits and job shadowing opportunities
  • Women in Tech- Connections to American Policy & Perspective Webinars are conducted
  • Peers and family members are reached as secondary audiences through program participants efforts to share their learning and engage in peer mentorship