TECHNOLOchicas develop cutting-edge products and solutions that save lives, solve health problems, improve the environment, and keep us connected.
TECHNOLOchicas use their creativity in many different jobs and roles, working with others as part of a creative team to design the technical world all around us.
TECHNOLOchicas are in demand.Technology jobs are among the fastest-growing, offer high salaries, and are available in virtually every community and sector.
TECHNOLOchicas enjoy challenging work in a valuable, well-respected field that pays well and often offers flexible hours or telecommuting, making it easier to blend career and family or other non-work interests.
TECHNOLOchicas come from many educational paths like community colleges, technical schools and certificate programs, 4-year colleges and universities, and the military. There is no single pathway to a career in tech.
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that IT will be one of the fastest- growing sectors of the U.S. economy, adding nearly 1.4 million job openings by 2020. Over two- thirds of these jobs may go unfilled or sent offshore due to the insufficient pool of college graduates with computing-related degrees and skills. Our country's global economic power and influence greatly depend on our innovation competitiveness.
Women, especially Latinas, represent a vastly untapped talent pool to fill this gap. Investing in Latinas – the fastest growing female population in the U.S. – and developing them as qualified technology workers and innovators is vital to any effort to build the next generation of technology workers.
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TECHNOLOchicas is a collaborative project of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.