SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Women Tech Council (WTC) announced that registration has opened for SheTech Explorer Day 2019, a program that inspires, activates and engages high school girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on experience and mentoring.
"Through our work with tens of thousands of girls nationwide, we know the power of giving them role models, early exposure and showing them the connection between technology and all careers," said Cydni Tetro, president of WTC. "Helping them commit early to pursue STEM careers is essential to expanding the economic pipeline and driving meaningful growth for the technology industry."
This year's Explorer Day event on April 9 will include 3,000 girls from across Utah, the largest event in the program's six-year history. Together with hundreds of industry mentors, they will explore STEM fields through activities like coding, virtual reality, 3D printing and modeling, and several new industry-specific activities including sports tech, fashion tech, design tech and music tech. Research from previous years shows these opportunities and interactions help them gain confidence and commit to pursuing STEM fields.
Registration for Explorer Day is now open for all high school girls grades 9-12 at www.shetechexplorer.com. The event will be held at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy. Attendance is free.
For more information, visit www.shetechexplorer.com.
About Women Tech Council:
The Women Tech Council (WTC) is a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for the technology sector through developing programs that propel the economic pipeline from K-12 to the C-suite. 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, where men and women can succeed. This propels individual careers and the talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse, and entrepreneurial technology workforce.
SOURCE Women Tech Council