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Cod_ Ability Academy @ HeePD “Learn to Code for People with Disabilities”

Wed 16 2017 - Fri 25 2017 @ 10:00 - 13:30
  • Venue:   HeePD – an Ecosystem for People with Disabilities
  • Event Host:   Cod_ Ability at HeePD
  • Admission:   People with Disabilities
  • Contact: Crystal Herboth, crystal@heepd.com

About the event:

Cod_ Ability Academy @ HeePD “Learn to Code for People with Disabilities”

The objective of the Coding Academy, CoD-Ability, is to provide Coding Skills to People with Disabilities to build ICT Skills in an area of STEM, a sector where opportunities for People with Disabilities are virtually nonexistent in South Africa. This will provide invaluable in demand skills for People with Disabilities to find jobs on the open job market and become software entrepreneurs and software development for HeePD.

We will offer various Coding Languages from basic to intermediate to advanced. HTML, Java, C+, Python and many others in demand in the open job market.

We plan to launch a pilot program at HeePD from 13-25 August, and into October hosting various programs. We will use this pilot to recruit candidates with disabilities and investors/funding and partners. We are starting the pilot program over Open Design Festival where we will shuttle attendees ZiPD Transport for People with Disabilities to HeePD to see our Coding Academy in action.

 

How will the training sessions be conducted / who will the tutors be/ how can people enrol for the academy?
Training will happen onsite at HeePD. We have short and medium term programs, 2 weeks, 3 months or 6 months depending on whether it’s basic, intermediate or advanced for a specific Coding Language or it would be partner driven. Candidates with Disabilities interested in applying can apply at talent@heepd.com or codability@heepd.com

Which partners will HeepD collaborate with to launch the coding academy?
We are launching pilot with CodeSpace and our own internationally supported online Coding Programs supported by our internal trainers at HeePD.

What are the aims / objectives of the coding academy?
The objective of the Coding Academy, CoD-Ability, is to provide Coding Skills to People with Disabilities to build ICT Skills in an area of STEM, a sector where opportunities for People with Disabilities are virtually nonexistent in South Africa. This will provide invaluable in demand skills for People with Disabilities to find jobs on the open job market and become software entrepreneurs and software development for HeePD.

When will the academy officially launch?
We plan to launch a pilot program at HeePD over 13-25 August, and into October featuring various programs. We will use this pilot to recruit candidates with disabilities and investors/funding and partners.

Our pilot program is strategically positioned to align with the Open Design Cape Town festival dates when we will shuttle attendees using our new ZiPD Transport system to shuttle people with Disabilities to HeePD to see our Coding Academy in action.

CONTACT TO BOOK YOUR SEAT 
Crystal Herboth
HeePD Project Manager
crystal@heepd,com

Candidates with Disabilities interested in applying can apply at talent@heepd.com or codability@heepd.com

 


Location: HeePD – an Ecosystem for People with Disabilities
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152 Tarrental Road Bridgetown , Athlone, South Africa, Western Cape

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