Yarl IT Hub in collaboration with SERVE foundation officially commenced operations of Ūki, a full scholarship based coding accelerator with a cohort of 16 students (9 female and 7 males) by short listing from 43 applicants. Its named as http://www.uki.life/ - meaning catalyst in Tamil.
The goal of the programme is to train students who had sat for Advanced level examinations and doesn't have access to University education or Vocational training to go through a full time rigorous training programme for six month on the basic skills required to get their foot in to door of the IT Industry as interns.
The following areas will be covered during the six months.
Full stack programming - Using Node JS and Maria DB
English Language training - This course component is offered by our Educational Partner British Council Jaffna. To provide high quality English Language Training and soft skills program to the students.
Introduction to basics of business
Personal project - Each student will work and complete a personal software development project.
We are signing up leading Technology companies as Corporate partners and they had committed to have their in house experts interact with the students during the programme and share knowledge with the students and once the students complete the programme to offer them an opportunity to face interviews for internships at their organization. If you wish to collaborate, please do get in touch with us.
The big dream is to tweak and get the formula right and eventually scale the programme to positively influence more people! A big thank you to everyone who has been contributing in many different ways to get to this point, it has been a true community effort and looking forward to all the support to make this social initiative successful.