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View Resource Women Increase from 18 to 30% of City College of San Francisco's Computer Networking and Information Technology Program

This brief case study highlights the City College of San Francisco's Computer Networking and Information Technology program. The college's strategies to recruit more female students are outlined. The college took part in several key recruitment methods, including: -Identifying female role models in computer networking and information technology and getting photos, bios and quotes for IWITTS to...

View Resource Las Positas College Increase Female Students in Welding and Automotive Technology from 5% to 14%; Retention Increases to 94%

This brief case study highlights Las Positas College in Livermore, California, which took part in the CalWomen Tech project. The project involved each college participating in four core recruitment strategies. Outreach took form in the place of posters, flyers, brochures and a website. Las Positas used the slogan "Women in Technology RULE." As a result of these efforts, the college was able to...

View Resource Recruiting Lower-Income Women Into Information Technology Careers

This paper examines the role of lower income women into information technology careers. The 27-page report looks at barriers for entry for women into IT, entry points into IT, career paths in IT, occupations to target for recruitment and messages for recruitment. This material may be useful for community college and undergraduate programs looking to recruit more lower income women to their...

View Resource Recruiting and Retaining Women in Undergraduate Computing Majors

This article from J. McGrath Cohoon of the University of Virginia "recommends methods for increasing female participation in undergraduate computer science." A number of specific recommendations are made, including working directly with high school teachers and guidance counselors, developing relationships with community colleges and recruiting first and second year students from within your...

View Resource Women Now Nearly Half of San Diego Mesa Community College's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program

This brief case study highlights San Diego's Mesa Community College's Geographic Information Systems program, and the strategies that program has adopted to recruit and retain female students. The program took part in the CalWomen Tech Project, which was a collaborative effort by several colleges to increase enrollment of female students in technical areas of study. Some of the strategies that...

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