Camp helps girls get into tech
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - As technology advances, the need for training younger generations becomes more apparent.
And when educators look at who believes they have a seat at the tech table, it becomes apparent there is work to be done.
A group has set out to start a camp to ensure everyone who wants a place can have a seat at the table.
As most folks in computer information know, there is a shortage of women in tech.
Women in technology represent 20 to 40 percent, but in cyber security, they only make up about 14 percent.
Cyber Wyoming and Casper College are working to rectify this issue by targeting teenage girls to make this career field possible.
They designed a camp that centers around jobs and careers in tech and workplace technology tools.
Cyber Wyoming is building two camps, and this round will run for a week.
“The camp is designed to serve multiple purposes one is to introduce girls to jobs in technology in a way that is comfortable and fun but also to introduce them to the idea of what kinds of tech software skills they need to be successful in other jobs,” said Marjorie Anderson Information System Instructor Casper College.
The Daniels Fund funds this camp, and the learning materials will be free eventually to all students, schools or groups that would like to use them.
The girls’ camp runs from June 16th to the 21st at Casper College, and 20 spots are available.
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