Women in Technology: A New Academy for Data Engineering by ReGeneration and EV Greece
100 hours of specialized training in the sought-after field of Data, exclusively for new graduates
The ReGeneration Academy for Women in Data Engineering powered by EY is the new major collaboration between ReGeneration and EY Greece, aiming to reduce the digital divide between the genders to create equal opportunities in the labor market, focusing on the inclusion of more young women in the technology sector jobs where they are currently significantly under-represented.
According to the European Commission’s 2020 Digital Skills Table, Greece is ranked 26th with only 16.4% of women declaring themselves as professionals in the field of information technology.
This specialized academy will equip participants with knowledge and experience to become competitive Data Engineers, thus contributing to an inclusive work ecosystem.
The program includes intensive training in theoretical principles, data collection and storage; the creation of data structures; the use and implementation of architectural databases; as well as the export, conversion and uploading of data (Data Integration, ETL) in Data Warehouses.
Commenting on the Academy’s operation, Mr. Panagiotis Papazoglou, CEO of EY Greece, said: “At EY, our goal is to create a better world for the workforce. Such a vision could only focus on the workforce itself. True to our commitment to provide our people with the tools necessary to meet their goals, but also to our vision of promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, we partner with ReGeneration to implement the ReGeneration Academy for Women in Data Engineering, powered by EY. We hope through this cooperation to give the opportunity to young and talented data engineers, to develop their capabilities, so that they can competently compete in the labor market and, through their work, to produce added value for the Greek economy and society, at a time when our country is taking the step toward a digital tomorrow.”
For his part, Panagiotis Madamopoulos-Moraris, Co-Founder of ReGeneration, states:
“Guided by our vision to democratize professional opportunities for the country’s youth, we continue to design and implement, in collaboration with the ecosystem of companies and other organizations, programs and initiatives that support the future of Greece. Young women are already at the heart of many ReGeneration programs, and we are very pleased that through this partnership with EY, we can support even more young graduates in their quest to claim a job in the ever-evolving and sought-after data industry. In this way, we hope to contribute from our side to the largest and most substantial representation of women in the technology sector.”
Those interested can review participation rules and submit applications online at: https://www.regeneration.gr/regen-academy/women-data-engineering-ey/
The program includes 100 teaching hours over a period of 6 weeks and takes place online in a digital classroom environment, under the guidance of Code.Hub.
Applications will remain open until November 23, 2021, at 14:00.
For more information, visit ey.com/gr or contact:
Mr. Evangelos Maximos A. Skopelitis, Communication Director
Tel: +30 210 2886 419
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With a vision to democratize post-university education and career opportunities for young graduates in our country, ReGeneration is the largest employment and training program in Greece. An initiative of the Global Shapers Athens Hub and World Economic Forum, ReGeneration was created with the goal of contributing to youth employment, bridging the skills gap, and combating “brain drain.” The program addresses talented young graduates (up to 29 years old) in a range of specialties with 0 – 3 years of work experience, who strive to stand out as young professionals in Greece.
ReGeneration offers participants 6 months (minimum) paid employment at multinational companies and SMEs in Greece, and 32 hours of training with a focus on personal and professional development as well as mentoring opportunities with renowned market executives. In addition, ReGeneration Academy has offered new skills training in the latest technologies and industries facing a shortage of professional talent (ie. Digital Marketing, Data Science, AI, Coding, Supply Chain, Hospitality, AgriFood, Customer Experience). As part of the program, participants also complete 25 volunteer hours supporting select NGOs, for a total of 17,700 volunteer hours.
To date, ReGeneration has helped place over 2,500 young graduates in roles at over 820 participating companies nationwide, and has, through its various programs, offered 520,000 hours of training in soft and digital skills. In addition, some 92% of participants’ contracts are extended beyond the 6-month minimum paid employment, while it is estimated that salaries of young graduates placed through the ReGeneration program thus far have amounted to some 16 million euros.
Regeneration is a non-profit program and is supported by: Coca-Cola, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Hellenic Initiative and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation . Selected partners, who offer the services, the necessary know-how and the resources so that the program can work perfectly at every stage, are Arctic Shores, ethelon, Job-Pairs, Mindshare, OTE Academy and RSM .