Volunteers sought for DigiGirlz events

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Today’s businesses already struggle to fill their IT positions and that will only grow worse in the years to come as the number of IT jobs continue to grow. To get more girls interested in technology careers, Women In Technology Wisconsin and Microsoft are teaming up to hold several DigiGirlz events in March and April.

DigiGirlz events provide girls with the opportunity to learn about technology careers, connect with local role models and participate in a hands-on technology workshop. WIT is now looking for professionals – no coding or technical experience required – to help facilitate the events. A DigiGirlz Train the Trainer session will be held from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Fox Club, 2400 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton. The session follows WIT’s monthly meeting. There are 12 companies, schools and organizations that will host DigiGirlz events during the months of March and April.

The training session will include a shortened version of a DigiGirlz event and will feature Diane Doersch of the Green Bay Area Public Schools, Elaine Stevens of Breakthrough and Michelle Schuler of Microsoft discuss the importance of role models to encourage girls of all ages and learn how to use Makecode.com and Adafruit circuit boards.

To register or for more information, please click here.