ACCES Employment’s Women in Technology initiative receives $CDN 1 million grant from The TD Ready Challenge
Toronto, Ontario, Wed. October 24, 2018 – ACCES Employment has been named one of the ten winners of the inaugural 2018 TD Ready Challenge presented by TD Bank Group.
ACCES’s Women in Technology (WiT) initiative will work to provide immigrant women with training and employer connections to secure IT related jobs in high-growth fields such as programming and cybersecurity. WiT will extend the reach of existing ACCES programs for women including START and Empowering Women. Training will be provided by ACCES in collaboration with an academic institution and participants will connect directly with hiring employers through a range of mentoring initiatives, guest speaker events and experiential learning projects. Participants will develop essential technical and soft skills to help them achieve success. Once they graduate, they will be given a chance to mentor and coach other learners.