A new consultancy skills course in the US led by Supermums will provide DevOps, IT training, technical abilities and resources to its participants.

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The course is the result of a collaboration between leading DevOps and digital transformation platform, Copado and Supermums, and will give mothers in the US the digital-based abilities to obtain well-paid, flexible work with Salesforce.

Comprising three cohorts through 2022, the course will be available to women across North America, EMEA, and Australia/NewZealand.

Heather Black, CEO of Supermums North America, said:

“We are delighted to have Copado on board to help us raise awareness and scale the number of trainees on our course globally.”

“They will add extra value and training about DevOps which will benefit the trainees greatly. Together we look forward to upskilling more mums in these essential skills and helping them to progress into meaningful employment opportunities,” Black added.

The Consultancy Skills Course aims to upskill Salesforce professionals in business analysis, agile project management, change management and DevOps skills over 12 weeks to develop their professional confidence and approach as a Salesforce consultant.

Supermums is on a mission to empower and equip mums with in-demand tech skills to help them bounce back from the economic disadvantages created by the pandemic.

According to McKinsey, women’s jobs are 1.8 times more vulnerable to this crisis than men’s jobs. Women make up 39 percent of global employment but account for 54 percent of overall job losses. This means that women’s employment is dropping faster than average.

The best way to tackle unemployment and foster financial independence is to retrain women with the most in-demand skills that employers need right now and in areas where there are talent shortages. Technology is one sector with a massive talent and skills gap. In fact, Salesforce alone estimates that they will create 9.3 million jobs globally by 2026 and will require additional talent to fill roles across the globe.

Copado launched its Women in DevOps initiative in March 2021 to offer dedicated training courses, mentorship and networking opportunities for women pursuing DevOps careers. Industry reports show that only 16% of DevOps teams include women.

Since the program’s inception, more than 500 women have attended Copado events and more than 200 women have become Copado certified. Additionally, Copado has also focused on increasing access to female mentors; 10% of the mentors in the Copado Mentorship Program are now women.

Ashley Dodge, senior director of community at Copado, said:

“As a leading voice in DevOps, Copado has a responsibility to improve the accessibility of DevOps training to create a more diverse workforce.”

“By launching the Women in DevOps program and sponsoring Supermums course work, we are helping women build and advance their careers in the technology sector. Our commitment to elevating women in technology will continue to grow in 2022 with additional programs that support diversity in the workplace,” Dodge added.