We are now accepting applications for our 2020 workshops. Please nominate girls in grades 9-12 that live in Orange County and have an interest in technology, pursuing tech degrees in college, or interested in meeting female mentors workin in tech jobs in their community. Do note, ChickTech is an all inclusive community, female-identifying, trans (of any gender), gender-fluid, and other gender minority youth in grades 9-12 can also be nominated.
ChickTech: High School is a free series of workshops offering opportunities to experience tech training, personal development and community building for nominated high school girls. We would love to have your students participate! More than just another class to take, students will get to participate in fun, hands-on technical workshops, learn about tech careers from active business professionals, and have an opportunity to network with other like-minded students across Orange County. The program is a fun, positive learning experience designed to build participants’ confidence in their technical abilities, provide positive role models, and create connections with other young women from Orange County and surrounding areas.
Through generous donations from our members and local companies, this program is offered free-of-charge to participants, with transportation, child care stipends provided as needed.
“This year, my senior year, I have applied to engineering schools for college. Without having the experience of ChickTech, I wouldn’t have even thought to be interested in technology. Now I want to go to school for it.”
ChickTech: High School Participant
A crucial aspect of our program is finding young women who would not otherwise have thought of themselves as technologists. As parents, educators, and community members, many of you have seen young women not reach their potential in STEM because they thought it was too difficult—or it wasn’t what they’ve seen women do. By asking community members to hand-select our participants, we are giving our participants a vote of confidence: people who know them and their abilities have nominated them for this exclusive opportunity! Our large events tend to fill up and have waiting lists, so we encourage you to nominate students ASAP to give your students the best chance of participating in our program.