Middle School students at Girls, Inc. are having a real adventure this week.
They are learning to become Cyber Warriors. They are taking computers apart, seeing for themselves how they work and putting them back together again. The camp is run by the Career Technical Education Foundation. The purpose is to get girls interested in science, technology and engineering at a young age, in the belief that that interest will continue all their lives.
According to W. Hord Tipton, “Our most recent Global Information Security Workforce Study released earlier this year pointed not only to an acute shortage of qualified information security workers but also a longstanding, heavy gender bias toward men. We applaud Girls, Inc. and CTEF for making it possible for young women to enter a field desperate for talented professionals that can offer them a lifelong career of opportunity and rewards.”
This training is the first step toward high paying technical jobs that are hurting for applicants.
The girls say they are out to prove they're just as good at this as boys, maybe even better.