Pathways: a step-by-step guide to a paid job in technology

Pathways is designed to help women, Māori, Pasifika, and other underrepresented people into a paid software technology role in six months to a year - without needing a degree first.
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The major parts of Pathways

Pathways is divided into four major parts:
We want women, Māori, Pasifika, and other underrepresented people to have a single easy resource that can help guide and support them into a paid role in technology.

We also want more technology organisations to create internships open to non-graduates shifting into tech. Our goal is to improve the lives of underrepresented people while also improving diversity across the entire technology sector, not just in Joyous.

Ruby Kolesky and Laura-Jane Booker
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Courses & Resources

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UX Design Institute

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Product School

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Media Design School

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General Assembly

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Future Learn

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Enspiral Dev Academy

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