Women in Technology Program (WIT)
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Women in Technology Program (WIT)

In collaboration with Gulf International Bank, Effat University offers the Women in Technology Program is designed for the purpose of empowering Saudi women and improving their employability skills through computer literacy and professional development training.

The 10-week program consists of two main sections:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Applications (7 weeks – 70 hours)

    • This section covers introductory units related to basic computer use. These units include: Operating Systems, MS Office, Internet & Email Communication, etc.

  • Basic Work Skills (3 weeks – 30 hours)

    • This section introduces students to basic work-related skills such as: Interpersonal Communication, Decision Making, Leadership, Job Interviews, etc.

Program Duration

The total duration of the program is 100 hours distributed among 10 weeks of instruction as follows:

Fundamentals of Computer Applications
7 weeks – 70 hours
​Basic Work Skills​3 weeks – 30 hours

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing the program, students will be to:

  • Use a computer and software to accomplish tasks such as writing documents, creating spreadsheets and basic databases.

  • Utilize email as a form of communication by creating email addresses, sending/receiving emails, attach files to messages, conduct basic Internet search, etc.

  • Understand the basics of web design using HTML, creating simple web pages, and using different multimedia forms.

  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in work environments as well as master other work-related skills such as task management, problem solving, leadership, etc.

  • Indicate readiness to join the job market through enhancing their skills in: job searching, resume writing and interviews.

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