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ITB's Young Women in Technology Project 2016

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27/05/2016 15:08:49

 

ITB's Young Women in Technology project offers female students in second level schools an opportunity to experience the world of tech. This was the fifth year of the event and following on from previous great successes, 40 lucky Transition Year students came to the ITB campus from May 10-12 to take part. This year, the students came from Coolmine Community School, Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Riversdale Community College and Mount Sackville Secondary School.

 

 

The Women in Technology Project is an initiative that reflects the global push to boost the appeal of science, technology, engineering and maths amongst young women. Over the three days of the project, the girls attended Computing and Creative Digital Media Clinics along with Engineering workshops and industry visits to PayPal and Google. Other tech companies involved in the project are Intel, IBM, Ericsson and OpenNet.

 

 

A key focus of the programme is to introduce positive female role models to the participants. The industry visit is a vital component of the project as it gives the girls a real insight into the technology sector and allows them envisage how their future might look if they pursue a technology course. ITB are hoping the programme will increase applications from females in local schools for engineering and computing third level courses.

 

ITB Young Women in Technology

 

 

What our students say...

Monika Karaliunaite

"Basically the course covers everything to do with digital and online media. I had it as a hobby in sixth year but when I came here I learned so much more."

Monika Karaliunaite,
Creative Digital Media Student

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