SnapIT sees 100 percent jump in female tech students; builds on ‘Future of Work’ summit

As the job market shifts in a post-pandemic world, an Overland Park company reports virtual training options and changes in coastal employer mindsets have opened access for women in tech like never before.

“COVID created a situation where working from home has become a long-term solution, leading to more opportunities for the Midwest [talent overall],” said Neelima Parasker, CEO and founder of SnapIT Solutions, noting some companies pay as much as 50 percent more to employees on the coasts.

When Parasker’s tech company — which specializes in minimum viable product build outs, workforce development for programmers and other specialized capabilities — switched its training from in-person to virtual because of the pandemic, the number of female students hoping to capture those jobs doubled: rising from about 30 percent of students to about 60 percent.

“I was really excited about that increase,” Parasker shared. “It makes sense because they don’t have to leave their child at a daycare to go to a class. We give every student a laptop and access to the internet. Being remote really removed a lot more barriers; so we’d love to keep our training online, even post-COVID.”

SnapIT is now expanding its workforce development program to include multiple states, such as Oklahoma, Colorado, Wisconsin and Michigan, Parasker said — noting the company grew by 108 percent in 2020.

Continue reading: https://www.startlandnews.com/2021/04/snapit-future-of-work-summit/

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