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 Year 8 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…

  • To build practical digital skills and relevant work experience.

  • To learn more about technology as a possible career option from industry experts.

  • To feel empowered to break down gender stereotypes.

  • To gain confidence and presentation skills

  • To 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 London Summit.

I along with my colleagues from Amazon Web Services want to visit your school, meet your students and inspire and educate them about their future career pathways. We are passionate about filling the digital skills gap in the UK and improving communication and education around diversity within the technology industry.

Sonia OuartiHead of Marketing Northern Europe | AWS

This is going to be a fantastic programme - we can't wait to meet lots of inspirational young people and help them break down the gender stereotypes within the IT industry as well as gain digital skills for the future

Lucy MosesProject Manager | Future Foundations

I'm very proud of the work that we do up and down the country, and look forward to partnering with AWS to transform the lives of young people in new and exciting ways

Jonathan HarperChief Executive Officer | Future Foundations

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Overview

The AWS GetIT Programme starts with an in school assembly to launch the programme and inspire the students. The talk will focus on the wealth of opportunities that exist for women working in IT, inspire students to gain confidence and skills needed for the workplace, and look beyond gender stereotypes to consider a career in technology.

Following the presentation, students will be challenged to enter an inter-school app-building competition focused on solving issues local to their school and community.

Participating teams of students will then be invited to attend the GetIT Bootcamp and finally submit their idea for an ‘app for good’. Students will be inspired and supported in their projects by female AWS ambassadors and selected teams will be invited to present them at the GetIT London Summit.

Register your interest for AWS GetIT 2020/21

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Schools taking part in AWS Get IT 2018/2019
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Bootcamps in London in 2018/2019
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Young people reached through assemblies 2018/2019
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Schools taking part in AWS Get IT 2019/2020
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Bootcamps in London, Manchester and Cambridge 2019/2020
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Young people reached through assemblies 2019/2020
 

2019/2020 Programme

I along with my colleagues from Amazon Web Services want to visit your school, meet your students and inspire and educate them about their future career pathways. We are passionate about filling the digital skills gap in the UK and improving communication and education around diversity within the technology industry.

Sonia OuartiHead of Marketing Northern Europe | AWS

This is going to be a fantastic programme - we can't wait to meet lots of inspirational young people and help them break down the gender stereotypes within the IT industry as well as gain digital skills for the future

Lucy MosesProject Manager | Future Foundations

I'm very proud of the work that we do up and down the country, and look forward to partnering with AWS to transform the lives of young people in new and exciting ways

Jonathan HarperChief Executive Officer | Future Foundations