The value of the contributions Utah Women make is incredible. That’s one reason Comcast is partnering with Tech-Moms, a non-profit organization established to provide students the opportunity to build the skills, knowledge, and professional network they need to transition into or re-enter a career in tech.
Comcast is backing Tech-Moms by providing cash funding and in-kind to support the Tech-Moms’ technical training program – which offers a foundational education in coding, cyber security, and data science.
This announcement coincides with March’s National Women’s History Month, which honors women who quietly and profoundly influence society, culture, families, and communities. We’re impressed that Tech-Moms has intentionally focused on helping women transition into tech careers and find successful employment.
To no one’s surprise, numerous Utah women answer the call and learn the coding curriculum from expert tech trainers. To date, 220 women are graduates of the program. More than 300 women are in the applicant pool waiting for placement in the program. In addition, Tech-Moms has connected with more than 100 companies to develop job placement for future tech roles.
How do the women themselves feel? Here are just a few comments.
The new job I got after doing Tech-Moms is fantastic, and it tripled my income. It has indeed been a blessing and a life-changing advancement.” ~Danae W.
“After being at my new Ops jobs for one month, my leadership team said, “Hey, you are doing a really good job, and we would like to give you a $5/hr. raise!” I have NEVER gotten more than a $1 “cost of living” yearly pay bump. It feels strange, but wonderful to have my work seen and appreciated. And I never would have found it without my connections here at Tech-Moms. I can’t ever say thank you enough for showing me how much more is available to me—and my family—in this field.” – Caitlin S.
“I really am loving my new job so much more than I ever could have imagined. Also, I didn’t realize that this was what had been missing from my life. It feels so good to work, which has been awesome for my mental health. I wish I had found Tech-Moms sooner!” –Sherrie H.
As you can see, women are landing jobs, getting raises, and making a difference. Graduate after graduate shares that as their tech skills have risen, their confidence and self-esteem have risen. And why not? We all deserve to advance to the next level with skills, respect, and balance.
That’s one reason Comcast continues to invest in our communities. We live here. We work here. And we have found amazing people who make this the best place to raise families and enjoy the beauty of the West.
Comcast leaders have also chosen Tech-Moms because it helps close the digital divide of haves and have-nots by strengthening women, which influences families and improves our communities.
As we know, empowering women builds stronger homes. Providing tech skills brings confidence, brings a timely voice to relevant issues, and makes a substantive contribution to communities.
In this way, closing the digital divide so more Utahns can take advantage of an in-home Internet experience cannot happen soon enough, and supporting Tech-Moms is one more step in that direction.
Celebrate National Women’s History Month with us by honoring the remarkable women in your life!