Supporting Education in France

The below blog is by Gaëlle Guillot, AT&T in France.

The American Chamber of Commerce launched the second edition of the Women Coding for Success (WCFS) program with the support of several companies including AT&T France. The WCFS training program aims to facilitate and encourage the professional integration of young women into IT professions.

The initiative includes both a free training program and a path to an internship with a multinational company. Opportunities range from placements with large corporations to startups to businesses in-between.

The program also gives young women the chance to learn more about tech, be part of the ecosystem and build confidence.

As a volunteer member of the WCFS project team, AT&T France was honored to be able to participate to the selection process of the candidates for the WCFS 2018 Edition, which kicked off March 10, 2018. 20 candidates, ranging in age from 18 to 30, participated in the a four-month program on coding sponsored by the France American Chamber of Commerce.

On March 17, AT&T France led a full-day workshop outlining the opportunities available in the tech sector and providing coaching on job-search strategies in the tech ecosystem.

AT&T’s volunteers supporting the program (Seynabou Sow, Director – Global Services, AT&T Business Services; Gaelle Guillot, Senior Associate, AT&T International External and Regulatory Affairs; and Li Cheng Thevenin, Executive Deal Lead, AT&T Worldwide Service Outsourcing) each shared her personal career-path journeys and provided insights to the trainees on building a personal brand and navigating the tech ecosystem.

At the end of the program in June 2018, AT&T’s office in Nice office will work with the program to host the candidates for a 48-hour hackathon on an AT&T Global Carrier Management mobile application. Bruno Aurelien, Principal Systems Engineering, will lead this exciting initiative in Nice, supported by Aline Fichou, Lead Principal architect, Technology Architecture.

We look forward to announcing the hackathon winners next month!

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