FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing Applications are Open
COLUMBIA, SC, September 1, 2020 – The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing applications are now open for high school womxn (grades 9-12.) The award is part of a national effort to encourage more womxn to change what is possible through inclusion in careers in technology. This award is organized in South Carolina by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the South Carolina affiliate, IT-oLogy.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing was created to encourage computing aspirations, introduce leadership opportunities in the field, and generate visibility of diversity in technology fields. Winners are acknowledged for their outstanding aptitude and interest in computing and will join a community of individuals with similar goals.
Visit www.aspirations.org to apply or to learn more about the award.
Recipients will be recognized at a virtual event in Spring 2020 and will compete to receive college scholarships, tech prizes and more.
IT-oLogy’s mission is to attract, engage, and educate future IT talent to address the IT skills crisis that South Carolina is facing. It does this through offering innovative, interactive, high-quality programs designed for K-12 and college students, career changers, veterans and IT professionals. Founded by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina and IBM in 2008, IT-oLogy was launched as a new initiative for South Carolina. In July of 2015, IT-oLogy was awarded 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit organization. IT-oLogy is committed to bringing together businesses, parents, educators and community leaders to close the IT skills gap in South Carolina.
NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites more than 1,100 change leader organizations to increase the influence and meaningful participation of girls and women from every community — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. For more information visit, www.ncwit.org.
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