Microsoft in partnership with Manukau Institute of Technology and OMGTech! present DigiGirlz 2017
DigiGirlz is one of Microsoft’s signature programs to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for young women and build a pipeline of future workers ready for the challenges of the global economy.
The program offers hands-on workshops with technology, learn about the exciting range of I.T careers in the gaming industry, experience a hands on coding session and have the opportunity to ask questions to a career panel with inspiring female tech leaders.
The goal is to break prejudices, get girls excited about tech, and encourage them to consider studies and a future career in tech.
The event is open to all year 9 and 10 girls, with the purpose to encourage girls of Māori and Pasifika decent or affiliation to discover the exciting opportunities available in the I.T sector.
Date of event: Saturday 10th June 2017
Venue: Manukau Institute of Technology, Manukau Campus, 25 Davies Avenue (Corner of Davies Ave and Manukau Station Road, Manukau)
Registration: There are 110 spaces available for the girls, done on a first in first served basis.
Girls and their parent/legal guardian can register for the event here.
9.30am – Registration for Girls (Parents welcome)
10.00am – Pōwhiri, Welcoming and Guest Speaker (Parents welcome)
11.00am – Activity Round 1
12.00pm – Lunch (Provided)
1.00pm – Activity Round 2
2.30pm – Career Panel (Parents welcome)
3.30 – Finish up day
Parent Participation: We highly encourage parents/caregivers to attend the opening at 9.30am, followed by a pōwhiri, welcoming and guest speaker. Parents are also welcomed and encouraged to return again at 2.30pm for the career panel and to ask questions they may have about the tech industry.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries