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Useful for someone - win a free place on an IT training course with Open University

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Arroryn, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Got this in my inbox yesterday, got to be useful for someone! :biggrin

    As you'll know we're always looking for ways to increase the number of women who are working and achieving in the UK's technology profession so we're excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to win a free IT training course from the OU!
    To celebrate the launch of their new website for employers, The Open University are offering you the chance to win a free place on one of their Computing and ICT courses - there is one free place available on each of the following four courses:

    * Managing the software enterprise (M882)
    * Information security management (M886)
    * Working in virtual project teams (M891)
    * Microsoft server technologies (TM128)

    For full details about this competition and how to enter, please visit: www.womenintechnology.co.uk/open-university-competition. The closing date for entries is Friday 9th July 2010 and we’ll be announcing the four winners shortly after that!

    So if you're interested in progressing your IT career, please consider entering this competition and feel free to forward this email onto friends and colleagues - the competition is open to both women and men - to encourage as many entries as possible!
    Thanks so much and good luck!
    Best wishes
    Maggie Berry
    Managing Director, womenintechnology.co.uk
     
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  2. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks Ayrroyn - may have to think about the 150 words I need to use....
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Because I really, really, really, really, really, etc... want to :biggrin

    -ken
     
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  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Because I want to be a woman in IT?

    :blink
     
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  5. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I've highlighted the "competition is open to men and women" part of the email :rolleyes:
     
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  6. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Ah, yes, well they've got to say that, haven't they?
    But in reality, making you say 'I'd like to do this course' in 150 words means that only women will be able to apply. A man could never go on about it that much. :dry

    :biggrin
     
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  7. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    *slap*

    :biggrin
     
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  8. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Ouch! :oops:

    Where have you been anyway?
    You've been quiet for a while.
     
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  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Work has been mental and home has been slightly worse so offline was a better option, getting back on to an even keel now though :)
     
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  10. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    I think women already have massive amounts of help compared to the white British men.

    Its just that women do not want to work in IT.
     
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  11. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    WTF?

    1) How is that relevant?

    2) Quantify that claim.
     
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  12. ericrollo

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    Women are less likely to lose their jobs during a recession.
    Women get more help with finding jobs.
    Positive discrimination is used a lot for example political parties are actually encouraged to select women over men.

    Even at college we had 1 girl in our class but she did not know jack **** about IT after studying it for a year she did not even know what RAM was. Yet she was given the student of year award in IT.

    I could be here for a long time but i wont.

    Okay since it looks like my post is not backed by any evidence and just sounds like a crazy rage against women i will just point you in the direction of some articles.

    "And among workers who have never been married and never had children, women earn 117% of what men do. (This factors in education, hours worked and age.)"

    http://www.forbes.com/2006/05/12/women-wage-gap-cx_wf_0512earningmore.html

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/03/nyregion/03women.html?_r=1

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_Discrimination_(Election_Candidates)_Act_2002

    "The Equality Minister defended plans to encourage firms to discriminate in favour of female and ethnic minorities job candidates.

    The new Equalities Bill is also expected to force employers to disclose salary structures in a bid to make the pay gap between men and women more transparent.

    Responding to criticism that the plans could discriminate against white men, Ms Harman said "you don't get progress if there isn't a bit of a push forward". "

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...nds-positive-discrimination-plans-854475.html

    When a man and a woman are more or less equal women get paid more.
     
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  13. JonnyMX

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    He does that quite a lot I'm afraid.
    He's a man of few words, and most of them are, er, cryptic...

    :blink
     
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  14. Josiahb

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    or bollox...

    anywho, thanks for the info Arro, and welcome back!
     
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  15. Jiser

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    Yes and yes! Starting to see discrimination against men with younger women being a target of good things by higher up people and more attention.
     
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  16. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    I don't know if news organisations as good as the independent can genuinely be called "bollox".
     
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  17. Gingerdave

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    And the indie article states that women are paid less and always have been, the attempt is to try and gain that parity.

    Second you are working in an IT field which is mostly men, so having a promition to highlight women in IT is no bad thing.

    Now stop derailing what was useful and positive thread and take the dicussion to a thread of your own.
     
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  18. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Eric, if you want to debate then at least use relevant back-up to your view. I only went to your Forbes link; it's 4 years old and doesn't talk about the UK job market.

    Hey, start a new thread and I'll debate you on this all day long, so long as it doesn't turn into a woman-bashing thread by those with an axe to grind. Equality in the workplace is an important thing and healthy to discuss, if discussed in the right way.

    Now, someone hurry up and enter the damn competition!!
     
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  19. mamschklid

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    Looks intriguing, thanks!
     

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