To remain competitive in the global marketplace, America must have people educated and trained for the jobs of the 21st century. Innovative technological design and manufacture require the brain-power of every member of a highly skilled workforce. Women will represent 65 percent of all entry level workers by the year 2000. State and national trends show that few girls take the math and science courses needed to pursue careers in technical fields or for college entrance. Yet education in math and science can make the difference between a low status, low-wage job, and a high-wage, challenging technical career.
In response to these trends, the Women in Technology Project was established in 1986 at Vermont Technical College. Our award-winning program demystifies technology while encouraging young women to study math and science at advanced levels and to consider careers in science, mathematics and engineering.