Scottsdale Community College is hosting a free online event to encourage high school girls specifically to consider careers in IT. The event will take place on November 13th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm MST (10:30 am to 3:00 pm EST). SCC is partnering with Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College in the Maricopa IT Institue-East Valley in the hopes that it will inspire young women to consider pursuing IT career paths.

 

The event will feature live virtual workshops about emerging technologies as well as recommended college courses and programs students should look into if they are interested in a career in IT. There will be several female professionals from the tech industry involved in the event. Additionally, there will be a virtual trade fair that includes resources and information. 

There will be five interactive workshops focused on a different branch of IT:

  • #gamergirls – Digital media and gaming
  • #girlbot – Artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Internet of Things (IOT)
  • #wwwgirlboss – Web design and development
  • #ucodegirl – Programming, software development, and app development
  • #girlhack – Cybersecurity

Diane M. Meza said in a prepared statement, “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.”

Previously, the event was held in person. A positive about the event going virtual is that anyone can attend regardless of location. 

The Maricopa IT Institute-East Valley provides career readiness for the IT field. This includes courses workers can take to learn new skills. MITI uses big data, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and mobile and wearable technology to meet the high demands for talent in the IT sector. 

Everyone is welcome to participate in the event. Learn more or register here.