Registration open for Girls Exploring Tomorrow's Technology

EXTON - The 13th annual Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT) workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Phoenixville Area Middle School from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The seminar is designed to be an interactive and fun event for girls in grades six through 12 throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. The seminar gives opportunities for girls, parents and educators to meet many successful women with careers based on science, technology, engineering and math.

Registration for the conference is now open. Those wishing to attend are urged to register as soon as possible because space is limited. The event is free for students and educators and lunch will be provided. The charge for parents is $10. To register, go to http://gett2013.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Patti VanCleave by email at pvancleave@cceconomicdevelopment.com.

Statistics indicate girls are not embracing careers in technology, despite an increasing need for skilled professionals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields in Pennsylvania and across the nation. Information and knowledge are keys in helping girls, parents, and educators learn how careers in technology can be fulfilling, fun, and rewarding personally, professionally, and financially.

Middle school sessions will include Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Medical Devices, Inside the Box, GETTbotics, Everyday Chemistry, Moving with Algebra, and GETT Ready to Code, to name a few.

High school sessions include Planning a Clinical Trial, Building Rockets, Investigating Molecular Biology, and Exploring Medical Supply Chain Technology and much more.

GETT is presented by the Innovative Technology Action Group. ITAG is an industry partnership of the Chester County Economic Development Council with support from the private sector, the Chester County Workforce Investment Board and the PA Department of Labor & Industry. ITAG’s mission is to promote Information Technology, Communications, and Technological Processes, to all companies and individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania as a means to become more effective in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace.

The Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) is a private, non-profit economic development organization promoting smart growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for over 50 years. The CCEDC provides proven financing solutions, cultivates workforce talent, leverages business partnerships, and fosters entrepreneurial collaboration. Together, with the support of the private and public sectors, CCEDC initiates, implements and innovates programs that improve the business community and enhance the quality of life in Chester County. For more information, visit our website, www.cceconomicdevelopment.com.

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