ULAP.org, a for-purpose, non-stock, non-profit organization based in Denmark, is looking for 10 passionate young Filipino IT aspirants to receive scholarship grants through their Cloud Career Kickstarter Program. Scholars will undergo training, mentorship and certification program for both cloud fundamentals and specialized careers.
The organization is founded in 2021, by Filipinas in Tech: Marilag Dimatulac and Michelle Tabirao, in Denmark. Both are passionately advocating on helping communities by bringing digital literacy program and young talent upskilling. They recognized that with an ever-evolving and increasing use of cloud services and data-driven works, new and important changes are needed to the skill sets, roles, and responsibilities of cloud professionals.
Marilag Dimatulac, the founder of the organization, shared that “ULAP.org‘s vision is to create an inclusive tech community with equal opportunity for all. We would like to help underrepresented STEM students kickstart a career in cloud, data, and technology. Through its accessible cloud and data-driven advocacy programs, we hope to encourage more young people, to pursue a career in tech.”
The scholarship is open to all underrepresented and underprivileged college students who are passionate about information technology. Ten Filipino scholars will receive cloud fundamentals training and a chance to choose a cloud speciality course such as Data Engineering, Data Science, Machine Learning, Developer, Solution Architect, etc. After which, the scholars will undertake fully paid certification exams from industry leaders in cloud technology. Here are some samples of technology certifications and career paths in the cloud: Microsoft Azure Certifications, Google Cloud Certifications, AWS Certifications, Linux Foundation Cloud and Containers Certifications.
The scholars will also receive a mentoring session with industry professionals. As part of the advocacy work, participants will also be involved in community day events featuring technical deep-dive, demos, student storytelling, and career show and tell. In a way, the scholars are honed as future tech professionals and leaders.
What does it take to be a ULAP scholar?
- You are a Filipino citizen.
- You are at least a 2nd-year college student enrolled in a STEM course.
- You are passionate about IT and innovation.
- You are dedicated to investing in your personal development in cloud, innovation and data.
- Our working style is collaborative and inclusive, and you are eager to build a strong relationship in the community.
- A growth mindset is your day-to-day style.
Interested students can visit www.ulap.org for further information. The application is open on March 08, 2021, will be closed on April 30, 2021.