Designed to introduce high school girls across the East Valley to the many career possibilities in the field of Information Technology (IT), this year’s annual Girls Get IT event will feature live virtual workshops about emerging technologies and the related college courses and programs to help prepare students for careers in IT. Participants hear from and network with female professionals working in the tech industry today. Additionally, a virtual trade fair offers information and resources.
Scottsdale Community College (SCC) will host the free online event, 8:30am–1pm, Nov. 13.
Girls Get IT offers five interactive workshops designed to encourage young women to explore the various career tracks available:
- #wwwgirlboss — Interactive session focused on web design, web development and digital footprint
- #gamergirls — Engaging session learning more about digital media and gaming
- #ucodegirl — Hands-on session focused on programming, software development and app development
- #girlbot — Learn more about Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and the Internet of Things (IOT).
- #girlhack — Exciting session focused on cybersecurity
“As career opportunities in information technology continue to grow, Girls Get IT has become the premier annual event which showcases the many evolving areas of study and the professional women thriving in their IT careers today,” said Diane M. Meza, director of the Maricopa IT Institute—East Valley. “We want to inform all East Valley high school girls about the many exciting career possibilities available and provide them with the next steps in their educational journey.”
While the event had been previously held in person, the new virtual format has resulted from the global pandemic and the broader need to move educational opportunities online. For more information and to register, visit scottsdalecc.edu/girls-get-it. Everyone is welcome to participate.
For more information about SCC, call 480.423.6700 or visit scottsdalecc.edu.
Girls Get IT: Encouraging High School Girls to Pursue Information Technology Careers