Tech Training and Careers in Tech

Tech Training

The tech instructional partner for TechGirls is the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at Virginia Tech.

TechGirls receive 45 hours of instruction in Python coding and cybersecurity 101.  They also have the chance to visit labs to learn about groundbreaking research. The whole experience opens up great awareness of academic and career paths.

  “Over and over I learned that women are under-represented in STEM fields and that some women fail to go into these fields because they fear they will be alone.  I learned that one shouldn’t let their fears change their dreams and passions. Diversity is a plus and I am ready to add my point of view.”  Jordanian TechGirl 2016

Job Shadow Day:

TechGirls  teams up with several private sector partners for a day of job shadowing.

Job shadowing allows the TechGirls to:

  • Gain exposure to a variety of careers in the technology sector.
  • Gain a better understanding of the job elements of their career interest.
  • Learn what type of education is needed to gain entry to this career.
  • Make contact with a potential future employer.
  • Determine if the career is compatible with their interests and abilities.
  • Build opportunities for mentorships with other women in tech.
  • Build confidence in young women to pursue higher education and careers in technology.
  • Experience American-style work life; understand the work/life balance.
  • Gain exposure to collaborative work environments and innovative thinking.

To be a partner contact: TechGirls

Previous  partners have included the following innovative companies:

AshokaAT&T, Bully Pulpit InteractiveCorporation for National & Community Serviceecho&co, FacebookFCCGoogle, Health and Human Services, Islamic Relief USAiStrategies LabMicrosoft,  National Building MuseumOhMyGov Inc., Precision NetworkRelief International, Synoptos, TechChange and Verizon Communications.