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Vapasi

Bringing women back to work


Vapasi, a #TalkTechToHer initiative from Thoughtworks helps experienced women technologists who are currently on a career break, resume their tech journeys. The last 18 batches of Vapasi tailored for Developers and Quality Analysts saw more than 250+ women participate in the returnee program. Many of our Vapasi graduates are enjoying productive career paths at Thoughtworks and other companies.

 

This free and Thoughtworks certified technical training program will sharpen attendees’ programming and testing skills. The tools at hand are hands-on sessions, mentoring engagements, multiple interactions with leadership and fellow participants. 

 

Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with health and safety guidelines, our 19th batch of Thoughtworks Vapasi will be a virtual one. 

Here are some quick facts on the training program


Vapasi’s next edition is especially designed for technical trainers, a first-of-its-kind training program. It’s aimed at supporting women developers who are on a career break, explore alternative career opportunities in the technology domain.



During the program we will help equip you with skills required to become a technical trainer who can develop, plan and deliver training programs. You’ll learn about how to mentor and support the trainees in their growth. This program will make you more adept at public speaking, coaching individuals, and leading a team.

Eligibility criteria for technical trainer

 

Duration : 3 weeks ( February 2 - February 23, 2022)

 

Timings : Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

 

Eligibility Criteria :

  • A career break of a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years
  • Two or more years of experience as a software developer, prior to the break
  • Basic understanding of Java or any Object Oriented Programming languages.
  • Willingness to explore teaching in the Socratic Method is preferred
  • Experience conveying nuances of Object Oriented design and tradeoffs is preferred.
  • Experience in training design and delivery is preferred.


Prerequisites: 

  • Laptop/ desktop with a stable internet connection
  • Webcam


Last date to register : January 18, 2022


(Interested candidates click on the button below to apply for the training program)


2022 Vapasi Calendar


For 2022 we have planned workshops for both developer and quality analysts across our Thoughtworks offices in India. Please register your interest and we will get in touch with you when these programs kick off. 


Please note that the application criteria might vary with each edition. And, we'll keep this page updated with the latest information.

 

We'd love for you to join our Thoughtworks VAPASI Interest Group. It’s a networking platform designed for Vapasi alumni and interested folks to engage at.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Q) Is this a paid training program?

A) No. The Vapasi training program is free of charge.

 

Q) How will this training program help me?

A) The training program will help sharpen your programming skills, which gets you on par with the current job market requirements.


Q) I have no access to a dedicated laptop but am keen on participating in the program. What can I do? 

A) We will be providing the laptops for the training but we would request you to have access to a laptop to go through the selection process with us.

 

Q) Do I need to register for the Vapasi training program?

A) Yes. Your registration helps us keep track of your application and makes it easy to communicate with you.

 

Q) Why is there a selection process for the training program?

A) The selection process helps us in choosing the right candidates with the necessary qualifications and skill set required to participate in the program. 

 

Q) Why do I need to do the coding exercise? (For Developers)

A) The intention of asking to do the coding exercise is to ensure you brush up on your basic programming knowledge before the training program. It also helps us tailor the training content to the skill level of the registrants.

 

Q) What should I prepare for the coding exercise? ( For Developers)

A) Shortlisted registrants will receive an email with pre-reading material and online courses available to prepare yourself and brush up on your basic programming skills.


Q) What should I prepare for a QA training program? (For QAs)

A) Brush up on types of Testing, Automation Concepts and OOPs

 

Q) When will I know if I have been selected for the training program?

A) You'd be receiving email confirmations once you clear the coding exercise.


Q) What happens after I complete the training program?

A) On completion of the program, selected candidates are offered a 3-6 month internship at your selected Thoughtworks location who are hosting the program. The internship could be Virtual and in-office, depending on the COVID situation. You are also free to apply to any other tech organizations to continue your career journey. 


Q) Why do we need your preferred choice of host office?

A)Post your completion and selection of internship (could be virtual or in-office, depending on the COVID Situation), you will be offered the internship in the host office of your choice as captured in the form.