TalentSprint is an education technology firm, has launched the third cohort of its WE program in association with Google. The program will identify talented women engineering students across India and train them to become top-tier tech professionals.
This program will rope in 500 candidates, mostly first-year women engineering students from all country and will commence from May 2021.
The last date for the applications for this program is March 21, 2021.
The NSE subsidiary started the program in 2019 to address gender disparity in the IT sector.
Santanu Paul, Co-founder and CEO of TalentSprint, “Women represent 26 per cent of the global tech workforce. We seek to address this gender imbalance by selecting, training, and nurturing women engineering students.”
It selected 220 students for the first two cohorts.
Santanu said that admission for this program would be through a rigorous multi-stage selection process. Students invited to join this cohort can receive full or partial financial aid based on merit and economic backgrounds.
“For tech to truly fulfill the promise of leveling the playing field and creating universally relevant solutions, the representation of women in tech organizations is the key,” Venkataraman, Vice President, Search Ads, Google, said.
The first phase of the cohort was of 100 WE students, shortlisted and selected from 7200+ applicants, began their intense training and mentoring sessions in June 2019, and have received a very encouraging response from the tech industry. Before completing the program, WE students received 104 internships and full-time offers from 54 companies, at compensation levels 86% above the market average as per Glassdoor.
TalentSprint brings high-end, deep-tech education to young and skilled professionals. It partners with world-class educational institutions and global organizations to develop and offer programs.
Its hybrid program delivers unique onsite and online experiences that help build cutting-edge expertise.