December 15, 2014
We recently saw One Month unveil their Cyber Monday deals that offered huge discounts on bundles of their tech-learning courses. Today they’ve announced that on January 1 they’ll be issuing 10 scholarships per month, for an entire year, to women in tech.
“It’s amazing how quickly a class can transform someone’s life,” says Mattan Griffel, CEO of One Month. “We’ve watched our students get promotions at work, make career shifts into web development and online marketing, and develop their own apps instead of hiring developers.”
They’ve decided to target women to encourage diversity within their online accelerated learning community: of their students, 78 percent are male. One Month’s online courses focus on coding, programming, and online marketing with practical outcomes like learning to build your first app, portfolio, or website.
“Having a diverse group of people in a community is important for that community to thrive – it leads to different opinions, ideas, and strengths,” says Griffel. “Yet women are hugely underrepresented in science and technology.”
Each scholarship they’ll give is worth different amounts pending which course the student has applied for. Tuition ranges anywhere from $99 to $499 per course and applications will remain open through December 28. Each cycle will accept applications until the 28th of the month previous – i.e., January 28 for February scholarships.
To date One Month offers six different programs and they’ve taught more than 18,000 students.
“We recognize that this is just a small step, and we want to continue to encourage everyone — across genders, backgrounds, and skills — to join us in learning. Our goal is to make learning more accessible and this is one thing we can do to support that,” says Griffel.
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