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Discovering the world of information technology for teens

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November 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM

The Discover the World in Technology Society is thrilled to be hosting the thirteenth annual, hands-on workshop, “Discovering the World of IT”, focusing on the benefits of a career in IT.

Formally this event was a one day workshop known as “Women in IT” event and was focused around female students, presenters, and mentors. Today, due to popular demand, our technology focused event has grown to include both boys and girls through Grades 8 to 10, including students from Kamloops, Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Lillooet, Clinton, Merritt, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Barriere, Clearwater, Chase, and Logan Lake!

Our students will be connected to professionals from the community who work in all manners of IT roles through interactive workshops and mentoring.  The workshops are all presented by men and women currently working in IT, giving students a practical and hands on opportunity.  

The goal of this one day workshop, that is held twice over Nov. 17 and 18, is to focus on the benefits of a career in IT, and encourage students to enrol in math, science, and technology courses.

The volunteers have set the stage for a fun, exciting, and interesting event that encourages our students to keep their minds open to the sciences, math and information technology. A day at DWIT is laid out as such: 

Program:
8:30 to 9 a.m. Registration
9 to 9:30 a.m. Introduction and keynote
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Session 1
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Snack break
10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Session 2
11:45 to 1 p.m. Lunch with mentors
1 to 2 p.m. Session 3
2 to 2:20 pm Course options and closing remarks?
The sessions will include such activities as computer programming, digital video technology and processing, introduction to robotics, and 3D modelling.

A highlight of the day will be the ‘lunch with mentors’. Numerous IT professionals from our community have enthusiastically volunteered to sit-down with these students and share their experiences and the path that brought them to their role in IT.

For more information, please see our website at http://dwit.sd73.bc.ca/.

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