STW/Women in Tech Train-the-Trainer's Workshop

Date: Fri May 14 1999 - 15:37:01 EDT

The National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science
(National IWITTS)

Learn how to recruit young women to high-wage high-skill careers!

July 17, 1999  Duluth, MN  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Community College Focus

September 24, 1999 Washington, DC
November, 1999 Austin, Texas

Trainer: Donna Milgram, National IWITTS Executive Director

Learn "How To" Train Teachers, Counselors & Administrators on:
* Recruiting women for specific classes in which they are
underrepresented (i.e. auto technology & engineering)
* Retaining women in the male-dominated classroom
* Preparing employers to welcome women in internships

Featuring IWITTS's new Interactive Teacher Training Video which combines acted
vignettes with documentary footage of teachers, students, internship
coordinators and parents. Follow the fictional Lisa from career counseling
to the classroom to an internship. Observe how her teacher, counselor and
internship coordinator support her. Group discussion, case studies and
role-plays are woven throughout the video's presentation. Trainers learn tips
for overcoming resistance and getting on the STW and teacher training agenda.

National IWITTS's 5th national train-the-trainer session - Saturday, July 17,
1999 - will be held by the lake in Duluth, MN at the Comfort Inn Suites from 9
to 5 prior to the National Conference of the National Coalition on Sex Equity in
Education (NCSEE). The Comfort Inn Suites (1-218-727-1378) are near the
Convention Center.

National IWITTS has reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Holiday Inn Hotel
for the special rate of $84 , call 1-218-723-4187 and say you are with the NCSEE
conference before the June 16 cutoff date. For more information about the NCSEE
conference contact Judy Gillen at 1-218-723-4150x229.

The 6th National Train-the-Trainer Sessions will be held at the Charles
Sumner School Museum and Archives, 1201 Seventeenth St., NW, Washington, D.C.


"This class and the supporting materials really brought home for me the
importance of this issue and gave very real, practical, easy-to-use options
and solutions to the hurdles one encounters in educating and inspiring young
women to pursue meaningful careers. We've incorporated the training in our
School-to-Career staff development classes and feel it is an essential piece of
the entire effort."
-Debra Schluter
School-to-Career Coordinator
Aurora Public Schools
Aurora, Colorado

"The IWITTS materials are powerful tools for teachers and counselors working to
attract girls to technology and science careers."
-Naomi Obie
Program Administrator
Alaska Department of Education

For more information on the training and to register visit our website at
(sample agenda, participant evaluations, and publications descriptions)

Donna Milgram
IWITTS (Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science)
3010 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite E-10
Washington, DC 20016
fax (202)686-1291

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