TechGirls is a full and intensive training program in a safe and secure setting.  Participants are involved in  university level training, gaining high level skills, and immersing themselves in  American culture.

The TechGirls program will:

  • Improve participants’ ability to enter tech fields and gain access to higher education.
  • Connect TechGirls with tech professionals in mentoring relationships
  • Enable participants to implement a concept/idea/model learned during the program in their home country.
  • Increase access to resources and networks that support their interests and educational goals.
  • Increase participants’ usage of on-line venues for collaboration between U.S. and MENA peers.
  • Increase virtual and real -time collaboration  on ways to address societal issues (i.e. employment opportunities, engaging youth in service, public health awareness, etc.).
  • Increase commitment to civic engagement and participation.
  • Equip participants for implementing follow-on activities in their home communities that support their future academic and professional goals in the technology field.

 

TechGirls Program Calendar 2017:

From July 11 to August 3, 2017, 28 TechGirls enjoyed:

  • Leadership Development Clinics
  • 50 hours of computer instruction on campus of  Virginia Tech
  • Job Shadow Day with Tech professionals in Washington DC
  • Community Service experiences
  • Loads of sightseeing

 

Interested in TechGirls 2018?  You must contact the US Embassy in your country for an application.