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Leadership Development

TechGirls is a comprehensive, customized program that equips participants with tech skills to meet the demands of growing industries and the soft skills to enable them to apply what they have learned to the issues of their local communities. TechGirls participants attend leadership clinics, tailored STEM talks, and workshops on career options, project planning, and higher education opportunities. The core tech training includes taking one of several challenging courses taught by Virginia Tech’s faculty.

 Community Action Project training is designed to reinforce and support the skills and linkages acquired during the program, encourage other young women in TechGirls home communities to pursue careers in STEM, promote community engagement, and set young women on STEM-related academic and professional tracks.

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The TechGirls program:

  • Improves participants’ ability to enter tech fields and gain access to higher education.
  • Connects TechGirls with tech professionals in mentoring relationships.
  • Enables participants to implement a concept/idea/model learned during the program in their home country.
  • Increases access to resources and networks that support their interests and educational goals.
  • Increases virtual and real-time collaboration on ways to address societal issues (i.e., employment opportunities, engaging youth in service, public health awareness, etc.).
  • Increases commitment to civic engagement and participation.
  • Equips participants for implementing follow-on activities in their home communities that support their future academic and professional goals in the technology field.
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