The Digital Kickstarter is our digital-careers discovery programme, introducing Muslims to the world of tech. There’s a wealth of talent in the Muslim community that remains untapped by the tech industry. We connect these two worlds with the aim of improving the career prospects and the lives of Muslims while giving the tech world access to a fresh pool of talent.
We took 38 people on a four month journey designed to help them discover their digital interests, build experience and gain confidence. We did this using the following tools:
Our program provides a comprehensive introduction to the skills required to succeed in the tech industry, as well as networking opportunities. The programme successfully ran multiple 4-week work experiences with companies such as Muzmatch and IFG, to name a few.
To measure our impact in our first pilot we surveyed our participants’ skills and knowledge at the start and end of the programme and asked them to
rate their current understanding and confidence.
100% of our attendees said they’d recommend the programme, a programme that we delivered 100% online due to the pandemic.
Action learning sets
Training with industry experts
Personal coaching and mentoring
Welcoming them in to our professional community
Introductions to relevant professionals in our network
We’re really proud of the success of this programme and are keen to run another cohort depending on funding.
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