On Wednesday, March 13, Tech Girls ROCKED the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale as, for the first time ever, the Clubs partnered with CA Technologies to offer more than 100 tween and teen girls a full-day workshop developed to encourage the kids to discover and cultivate an interest in information technology (IT) and ultimately, in tech-related educational opportunities and careers.
The event, which took place at the Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch in Scottsdale, included career exploration panels, interactive discussions on key IT trends and topics, and plenty of technology-focused challenges to provide a hands-on experience for all. CA Technologies employees volunteered their time staffing the workshops as well as working with kids one on one throughout the day.
“We hope workshops like this at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale help young women who normally wouldn't venture into a career in IT get excited and encouraged to explore the field,” says Lisa Brighton, community relations analyst for CA Technologies. “With this most recent event, we’ve reached 800 girls total nationwide.
Brighton notes the goal is to reach 1,000 girls and cultivate an interest in technology, tech-related educational opportunities and careers.
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