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Scholarships Available for Women Exploring Technology Fields

Kansas City Women in Technology (KCWiT) has teamed up with The Full Employment Council to promote a surplus of scholarships designed specifically for technical training for women. Scholarships can be used for any approved program that is 12 months or less in length, based on eligibility and funds available.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Full Employment Council to promote their diverse scholarship opportunities and support services available for women pursuing technical training,” said Gloria Higley, Strategic Partnerships Director for KCWiT. “Removing barriers to education and providing a supportive community to learn and grow is core to our mission of growing the number of women in technology careers in Kansas City.”  

The Full Employment Council is a business-led private non-profit corporation whose mission is to obtain public and private sector employment for the unemployed and the underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area. 

“Any partnership that can help women become gainfully employed will positively affect the community at large,” said Clyde McQueen, CEO of The Full Employment Council.

More than 40 approved programs in the Kansas City area

Approved programs include training in web development, Python programming, and systems and security administration, available through Johnson County Community College, Centriq Training, Metropolitan Community College and more. Training in these fields can lead to a career in Data Science, Project Management, UI/UX Design, etc.

For more information

There is no income cap on these scholarships, but funds must be distributed by May 31, 2019. For more information and next steps on applying for a scholarship, contact The Full Employment Council at (816) 471-2330 and ask to speak to a career adviser.