At a recent meeting for young women at the Academy for Software Engineering, students from schools like Brooklyn Technical High School, Staten Island Technical High School, St. Jean Baptiste High School and Rutgers University discussed opportunities and challenges for women in information technology fields. The event was organized by Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization that works “to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.” This video report was produced by Karla Reyes of the World Journalism Preparatory School:
Katina Paron of WOMENSENEW.ORG wrote about the meeting:
‘Girls Who Code’ Talk About the Inspiration
Teachers and students on Staten Island participated in a wide ranging series of discussions recently about the opportunities for students from many different schools to develop careers in tech and health-related fields. Staten Island Technical High School posted three videos from the meetings:
Six Staten Island schools participated in the conference.
The Spring 2013 edition of the CTE Spotlight newsletter from the Department of Education is now available on-line. The latest issue of the PDF publication includes:
- Queens Vocational Students Spark Rebuilding Effort in Breezy Point by Nicholas C. Martinez
- Looking Back to Move Forward: Industrial Arts’ Role Within Career and Technical Eduction by Frank Mazza
- Mid-Winter Conference Puts “CTE at the Core”by David Fischer
- NYC High School Students Turn Flour Into Gold
For more information or to suggest story ideas for future issues, please email editor Nicholas Martinez.