2,000 Utah High School Girls Prepare to Fill Tech Job Shortages

Lolly BowlerMaking the Grade: Utah works to improve its marks in STEM education Utah Business May 8, 2018News

SANDY, UtahMarch 1, 2018— With more than 4,000 open technology jobs in Utah and women representing only 23 percent of the state’s technology workforce, the Women Tech Council today launched SheTech Explorer Day. Drawing a record of 2,000 high school girls from across Utah, this day-long event activates, engages and inspires these girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on experience and mentoring.

Since launching in 2014, SheTech has motivated and inspired more than 12,000 girls throughout Utah to pursue STEM, some of whom are now enrolled in university STEM degrees seeking careers they first learned about at SheTech. After drawing increasing crowds year over year, the program’s record-high student and industry participation forced it to expand to the Mountain America Expo Center.

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