WomenTech Project Best Practices and National Conference

Posted by on December 5, 2003

[posted from Digital Divide listserv]

IWITTS recently launched our WomenTech Project Best Practices CD based on our 3-year NSF Project. Finally, the tools you’ve been waiting for: a step- by- step guide chock full of winning strategies for recruiting and retaining women into your school’s technology programs. Based on the successful National Science Foundation WomenTech Project, this attractive, colorful, multi-media CD has tips, real-life examples and sample materials to help you quickly enhance your own recruitment and retention activities. There’s even ten minutes of video footage of a Women Tech Career Expo, and lots of photos throughout.

The three-year WomenTech Project has pulled together strategies that work from its three community college demonstration sites: Community College of Rhode Island, North Harris Community College District in Houston, College of Alameda. Use these time-tested tactics to boost your own school’s recruitment and retention of women in technology. You’ll easily navigate through the user- friendly CD, that works like a website, to develop a blueprint for your own school. The five sections – Recruitment, Retention, Employers, Institutionalization and Institutional Assessment – each contain how-to advice and sample materials you can easily tailor to fit your own school’s needs.

For more info go to: http://www.womentechstore.com/edpedcd35.html

Also, I would like to invite you to the 18th National WomenTech Educators Workshop. Learn “How To” Recruit & Retain Women and Girls in the Technology Classroom. The workshop is on February 12 & 13, 2004 in San Francisco, CA. It is a fast-paced interactive workshop for technology instructors, school-to-career coordinators, counselors, school administrators and equity coordinators.

For more information go to http://www.womentechstore.com/edtr026.html

Donna Milgram, Executive Director
Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science
http://www.iwitts.com * http://www.womentechworld.org * donnam@iwitts.com
1150 Ballena Blvd, Suite 102 * Alameda, CA 94501
510-749-0200 ext. 101 (phone) 510-749-0500 (fax)

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