OSUIT to Showcase Opportunities for Female Students at Women in Technology Event

High School female students from around the state will participate in hands-on activities in various degree program areas: Automotive, Information Technologies, Engineering Technologies, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Construction, Air Conditioning, Culinary Arts, Visual Communications.

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in Okmulgee will host the 2nd Annual “Women in Technology” event on Friday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will expose participants to the excellent career opportunities for talented women interested in high-paying, technology-driven fields.

Prospective students will engage in activities and demonstrations to better understand the academic and skill requirements for career opportunities available through OSUIT. In addition, various industry representatives will be in attendance—the same people who hire OSUIT graduates.

Students who attend will select a “career track” which will pair up academic areas based on the similar skill sets and abilities required to succeed. This method will allow participants to be introduced to high-paying, stable careers that a female student might not typically explore.

Ina Agnew, OSUIT’s vice president of enrollment management said, “With the Women in Technology event, our goal is to break down stereotypes and show females that there are many opportunities available to them in careers that they might not traditionally consider. The industries that are represented at this event provide stable, high-paying careers with quick advancement for females.”

Updated 11-12-2010

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