Seeking East Coast Demo Site

Date: Wed Oct 13 1999 - 12:59:04 EDT

IWITTS's WomenWorking Technical (WomenTech) Project was funded by the
National Science Foundation (NSF) to start on December 1, 1999. This is a
three-year Project that is funded at $625,000 over three years. The goals of the
WomenTech Project are to increase the number of women enrolled and
retained in Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (SMET) education in
three community college demonstration sites and to disseminate nationally the
Project's successful strategies and best practices.

IWITTS is seeking an East Coast demonstration site. Visit the IWITTS Web
site at for a WomenTech East Coast site application and for
more information. The deadline for application is November 10, 1999.
Finalists will be interviewed during November and a site will be selected by
December 1, 1999. The demonstration site will receive free training and
technical assistance from IWITTS over a three year period. (There is not
pass through dollars to the demonstration sites).

IWITTS has a demonstrated track record in increasing the number of females in
SMET occupations through its New Workplace for Women Project and is
nationally know for it Futures Training (Preparing Young Women for High Skill
High Wage Careers) conducted throughout the country which have consistently
received excellent evaluations. See the IWITTS Web site for a client list,
evaluations, and a description of past projects.

Two demonstration sites have been selected: North Harris Montgomery Community
College in Houston and North Seattle Community College. Houston Community
College and Lee College of Baytown, Texas will also participate in a regional
Gulf Coast strategy. Donna Milgram, Executive Director of IWITTS, is the
Principal Investigator for the Project. Dr. Christal Albrecht of North Harris
and Dr. Mary Burnett of North Seattle are co-Principal Investigators.

The National Advisory Committee for the Project is Chaired by Lynn Barnett of
the American Association of Community Colleges and represented organizations
include Cisco Systems, Inc., International Technology Association of America,
the Association for Career and Technical Education and Skills USA.

Donna Milgram
IWITTS (Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science)
3010 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Suite E-10
Washington, DC 20016 * website:
(202)686-7275 (phone) * (202)686-1291 (fax)

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