Women in Technology Conference featured on KSL
On February 13, 2009, Utah Valley University Career and Technical Education department hosted a conference to empower women in the field of technology. The event was featured on Channel 5 KSL-TV. Learn More
World-Renowned Technology Leaders to Speak at UVU
Utah Valley University will be host to global technology leaders from the Women Technology Council, NextPage, Hewlett-Packard, WordPerfect, Omniture and MediConnect Global as part of UVU’s annual Women in Technology conference, Friday, Feb. 13. Conference events will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library’s lecture hall, LI120. Read More
Summer Jumpstart Orientations
Financial Aid Workshops:
May 13, 2010 from 6-8 pm in room SC213a
Kim Chiu, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacelle Erickson, Jacelle.Erickson@uvu.edu
Susan Thackeray, email@example.com
Women in Technology (WIT) is an outreach initiative that is supported by the department of Career and Technical Education at Utah Valley University. The purpose of this outreach program is to inform women and men of the opportunities available in non-traditional technical and vocational occupations. Our goal is to integrate students into the full range of technological careers in which they are underrepresented. Our second goal is to serve as a support system for students training to enter careers in technology by providing positive role models, mentorship’s, career development, internships, networking opportunities and friendly support.
In today's world, technical training can lead to careers in high-paying in-demand and satisfying careers. Women in Technology encourages women and men to consider a wider variety of higher-paying nontraditional careers, defined as occupations where one gender comprises less than 25% of the individuals employed. Many students graduate to a job and careers in these areas start at $15-20/hour with opportunities for even higher earnings.
As students explore a variety of options, they are able to make career choices based on abilities and interests, rather than circumstances and stereotypes-to be serious about a career path and development of talents and abilities through the life span regardless of gender.
For more information about getting involved with the Women in Technology Organization, contact Kim Chiu at 863-4WIT or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The purpose of this organization is to inform women of the opportunities available in non-traditional occupations. Our goal is to integrate women into the full range of technological careers in which they are underrepresented.