“The goal of every internship is to provide girls a vision of what it’s like to work in technology and start them on the path to gain skills, pursue an education and ultimately succeed in their career,” said Cydni Tetro, WTC president and founder. “Through partnering with industry to bring them real experiences in tech, we are creating actionable pathways for girls to be a successful part of the technology economy.”
The internship program is an extension of WTC’s SheTech, a program designed to activate, engage and inspire high school girls to pursue STEM fields and careers through hands-on experience and mentoring with industry experts. As the newest addition to SheTech, the internship program continues SheTech by providing another touch point to keep girls engaged with tech companies before they finish high school, increasing the likelihood they will choose to pursue a STEM degree. In the last year, more than 2,000 high school girls have participated in SheTech. Research shows 90% of these girls are more likely to pursue STEM fields.
For more information about the SheTech Internship Program go to www.shetechexplorer.com
About Women Tech Council
Founded in 2007, The Women Tech Council (WTC) is Utah’s most visible trade organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for Utah’s technology sector. WTC offers mentoring, visibility, opportunities and networking to more than 10,000 women and men working in technology to create business environments focused on high performance, not diversity, where men and women can succeed. This propels individual careers and Utah’s talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse, and entrepreneurial technology workforce. For more information on Women Tech Council, visit www.womentechcouncil.org.
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