One of the challenges in the aerospace industry is finding qualified workers that represent the diversity of the general population. Global aerospace company Embraer is tackling the issue in Brazil by offering 50 technological qualification scholarships for women traditionally underrepresented in the sector.
The initiative is being carried out through a partnership with Gama Academy, a school that focuses on training professionals for the technology sector.
“Embraer Social Tech combines education and innovation to contribute to the development of a more inclusive society,” said Andreza Alberto, Embraer’s vice president of people, ESG, and corporate communications. “We are very proud of this affirmative action focused on quality education for women who want to enter the technology market.”
According to Embraer, participants will have the opportunity to learn how to work with data analysis and the Python programming language, which has applications in data science, artificial intelligence, and automation. The course lasts four months and uses a boot camp methodology through remote immersive training to develop skills required for careers in the technology sector.
Participants who complete the training will have the opportunity to join Embraer and its partner companies’ talent databases in future selection processes.
Applications will be accepted until September 3 and may be submitted here.