Michigan Council of Women in Technology MCWT

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Year Founded:
2004
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Chris Rydzewski, Executive Director
Main Address:
One Towne Square
Suite 690
Southfield, MI 48076
Volunteer Opportunity:

Teachers- start a MCWT GET-IT Club at your school

GET-IT stands for Girls Exploring Together - Information Technology. It is an after-school team activity designed to encourage middle and high school girls to consider and ultimately pursue a career in information technology. The program runs from September through the end of the school year.

Students involved in the program explore a growing career field while enhancing their math and science skills, and confidence. GET-IT helps prepare them for college, strengthening teamwork, problem-solving and organization abilities.

Benefits to your students:
-Hands on Technology Education: web design, coding, mobile application creation, robotics and more!
- Web Design Contest: Use of HTML coding to create web pages for our annual Website Design Competition. Judges from the IT community award prizes to the winners.
- Robotics: Participation in Robofest, a Lego Robotics competition sponsored by Lawrence Technological University.
- Business Speakers: Scheduling speakers, with help from MCWT, to visit and provide perspective on the real-world applications of IT. All speakers are successful business professionals at various stages of their careers.
- Field Trips: Students visit some of the top Michigan-based companies utilizing state-of-the-art technology and gain exposure to top professionals working in the field
- Other Flexible Programs: Expansion of program offerings based on student interests, such as design patent projects and job shadowing.

How Schools Can Support

To support a GET-IT club at a school, a school must follow these requirements:

-There must be a faculty advisor.
-There must be a location for regular meetings.
-Ideally, there is a computer lab where work sessions and classes can be held.
-All students are asked to sign a press and photo release form.

The amount of time required of faculty advisors varies on the level of involvement they choose. An hour-long weekly meeting is generally sufficient, with the exception of the competition period when several longer meetings may be needed. At the end of the school year, advisors must develop a final report summarizing GET-IT activities and use of MCWT Foundation funds.

Committee Member

Open to
Individual

Skills Needed

IT (Information Technology)
Tutoring & Education

When

Next occurrence is
Wed, 09/22/2021  
Repeats every day from Mar 6th, 2021 to Mar 6th, 2022.
Anytime
Opportunity can occur at any time, day or night, within a selected date range.

Location Details

Work from Anywhere