Chariot Launches Scholars Program to Increase Diversity of Software Engineers

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Chariot Launches Scholars Program to Increase Diversity of Software Engineers


Scholarship Recipients to Receive Mentoring, Training, and Continuing Education

April 11, 2012 (Philadelphia, PA) – Chariot Solutions, a leading enterprise application and mobile development consulting firm, announced today that it has launched the Chariot Scholars Program. The program will aim to increase the diversity in the Philadelphia-area IT community by mentoring and training women and minority software developers. Scholarship recipients will receive one-on-one mentoring, skill evaluations, and a tailored two-week training program near the end of the term.

“As software engineers and developers, we at Chariot are concerned about the lack of women and minorities in our field,” said Ken Rimple, Director of Education at Chariot Solutions. “Our goal is to improve diversity among our peers, which is the reason behind the Chariot Scholar Program.”

Chariot will select three applicants from the applications submitted and match them with a Chariot member. The mentorship will be kept confidential with the scholars selected. The program is only open to minorities and women who have a background and aptitude in information technology and are over 18 years of age. These individual must live in the Delaware valley.

Scholarship winners will gain access to Chariot’s extensive education services team, which was started in 2008 and has provided continuing education to IT professionals throughout the country. Courses cover a wide-range of emerging technologies, including the Spring framework, Hbernate, Maven, Scala, and others.

“Though we can’t explain why there has always been such an imbalance of women and minorities in this industry, we are trying to take steps towards doing something about it,” said Mike Rappaport, CEO of Chariot Solutions. “Under this program we will provide proper training, mentorship and support to the scholarship winners to help them have long and successful careers in software development.”

Interested individuals can self-nominate, or be nominated by others, at and all applications must be received by Tuesday May 15, 2012. The program is anticipated to start in mid-June 2012 in the Chariot offices in Fort Washington, PA.

About Chariot Solutions
Chariot Solutions is the Greater Philadelphia region’s top IT consulting firm that specializes in software application development, system integration, mobile application development and training. We use the most innovative software development languages from Java, Ruby on Rails, to some of the most advanced open source technologies. Chariot consultants are some of the top software architects in the country that have deep technical expertise, industry knowledge and a genuine passion for software. Chariot’s consulting team currently holds or have held committer roles at some of the top open source and agile technologies, ensuring Chariot Solutions the optimal partner to outsource your technology from design through development, deployment, integration, support and maintain/operate mission-critical systems for companies from the small startup to the Fortune 500. See more about Chariot Solutions here and the cool technology we are creating for our clients here: