Write 100 words, win a £3,000 training course

Womenintechnology.co.uk has launched a competition to give away an IT training course worth £2,950.

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Womenintechnology.co.uk has launched a competition to give away an IT training course worth £2,950.

The ‘Rise of the Cyberella’ competition aims to encourage more women into the IT profession.

Just 20 percent of IT professionals are female, according to the 2009 Women in IT Scorecard report produced by the British Computer Society, e-skills UK and Intellect.

However, men are also eligible to enter the competition.

Maggie Berry, director of Womenintechnology, said: “There is a significant number of women in the IT industry – but not enough.

"We need more ‘Cyberellas’ – women with strong IT skills and qualifications – who will be a great asset to the industry as well as being role models to encourage more women to join the profession in the future."

Entrants will have a chance to win a place on a course provided by the National IT Learning Centre to gain a qualification from the CIW Master Designer Course, IT Technician Course or CCNA Course.

To win, entrants need to click here and submit 100 words explaining why they would like to win the training by 15 February.

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