About the programme

AWS GetIT is a fully funded programme delivered in partnership with Amazon Web Services. GetIT aims to encourage girls to consider a career in tech and challenge gender stereotypes within the industry. The programme sees groups of 12 to 13 year old students designing and creating an ‘app for good’ which makes real, tangible social change within their school and community.

AWS GetIT aims for students to…

- Build practical digital skills and relevant work experience.
- Learn more about technology as a possible career option from industry experts.
- Feel empowered to break down gender stereotypes.
- Gain confidence and presentation skills
- Consider a career in IT and app making.
The AWS GetIT programme begins in line with the autumn school term, starting with a school assembly to launch the programme and inspire the students. An AWS female Ambassador, who works for Amazon or one of its partners will give a talk that focuses on the wealth of opportunities that exist for women working in IT.
Following the assembly, students will be challenged to enter an inter-school app-building competition focused on solving issues local to their school or community! In October and November students are be invited to attend a GetIT Bootcamp, where they will have the opportunity to learn about the different types of technology and careers available in tech and about how best to design and plan their ‘app for good.’
In the New Year schools get a second visit from their AWS Ambassador to check-in with the students and see how they are getting up to before their final submissions. Selected teams will then be invited to present their app ideas at the AWS Summit.
95
Schools nationwide taking part in AWS GetIT 2019/20
16,500
12-13 year-olds reached through assemblies in 2019
6
AWS GetIT bootcamps delivered across London, Manchester and Cambridge

Past Programmes

2018/2019 Winners featured on BBC Click

Future Programmes

“All the ambassadors were extremely nice, helpful and understanding, and made all the instructions clear and fun.”

Clio, 13Participant

“It celebrated and empowered young women. It was great to have a workshop in a real-life working office, it was quite inspiring for our girls to see. It has given our girls an opportunity they wouldn't have otherwise had. They could join in all activities equally.”

JulieTeacher

“I was inspired and left thinking whether I should do this as a career.”

Tiah, 12Participant

“Students have been engaged in the content and the creative atmosphere.”

MarkTeacher

“It has inspired me to want to make a difference in technology. It has encouraged girls to feel included in technology and to work alongside boys. It was a fulfilling experience!”

Charlotte, 12Particpant

“Students had a totally new experience in an exciting environment. They were made to feel welcome, supported, and encouraged.”

MohammedTeacher

Contact

EMILY

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, AWS
emily.clark@future-foundations.co.uk

ALICE C

PROJECTS & OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
alice.curran@future-foundations.co.uk