Trivandrum: Aiming at reviving the professional career of women, the city-based International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an autonomous institution under the Kerala Government, will organise intensive trainings on various free software domains for women with career breaks.
Titled ‘Back 2 Work’, the initiative is for empowering a large number of talented and ambitious women, who remain outside the workforce owing to marriage, motherhood, local constraints and family commitments.
The first training under ‘Back 2 Work’ will be on ‘LaTeX’ and ‘Software Testing’ and it is to be held from July 8, 2019, at Thiruvananthapuram. Through the event, ICFOSS is offering an opportunity for women to restart their career in various free software domains.
LaTeX is a document preparation system for high-quality typesetting. It is most often used for medium-to-large technical or scientific documents but it can be used for almost any form of publishing. Graduates with prior experience in typesetting, scientific documentation etc. and have a career gap can apply for this training.
Graduates with prior experience in software testing and have a career break can apply for Software Testing training.
For the past few years, ICFOSS has been conducting various women empowerment programmes like ‘Women Hackathon’ and ‘Winter School for Women’ for building confidence in them and helping them contribute more to technology.
A maximum of 30 seats are available for each batch of training (8 days each) and the last date of application is June 29. For registration, visit https://wh.icfoss.org/back2work/events/. There will be a registration fee of Rs 500/- for the programme.
Kerala IT News