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1 © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science El Camino College Support for Women (and men) in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Welding, and Electronics

2 El Camino College CalWomenTech Website  Your electronic gateway to connecting with other women in technology  Female role models, women in technology associations, e-mentoring, e-jobs, CalWomenTech Learning Library

3 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Welding, and Electronics Technology Made Easier  Building block skills in math, spatial reasoning, problem solving, and tool identification and use make electronics technology easier  The CalWomenTech Learning Library has software available to male and female students for free  Visit the URL to see what the CalWomenTech Library has to offer © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science

4 Math Help and More! CalWomenTech Library  Algebra 1 Cognitive Tutor Software – adapts to the student’s performance and provides “hints” customized to the student. Real world problems.  Math Success Deluxe – Self-paced and led by virtual tutors, concepts shown through images and animation.  Electrician’s Toolbox, Blueprint Reading  Coming soon! Welder’s Toolbox  Problem Solving and Spatial Reasoning Software and Movie “Flatlands ”. © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science

5 CalWomen Tech Library and Tutoring Contacts Idania Reyes Program Manager Women in Industry and Technology (WIT) Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA Idania Reyes Program Manager Women in Industry and Technology (WIT) Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science Both female and male students can use these resources. CalWomenTech Library Contact: Learning Assistance Center Contact:

6 Connect with other Women in Your Field for Support Women in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a membership organization that provides awards, receptions at major technical conferences, career advancement programs, mentoring and assistance through affinity groups and activities, as well as facilitates the development of programs and activities that promote the entry into and retention of women in engineering programs. © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science Women in HVACR is a national organization with 200 members for Women in the HVACR industry with an annual conference, webinars, membership newsletter and member directory.

7 © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science WomenTechWorld.org The on-line home for women technicians to connect with each other. Whether you are a Network Engineer, a Mechanic or a Sound Tech or a female student in a tech major, you'll want to visit WomenTechWorld.Org—where you're not alone anymore.

8 © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science WomenTech Talk Discussion This listserv has more than 500 women technicians and students participating in an discussion group. It serves as a source of support and inspiration where women help each other with questions and topics such as:  How do I effectively handle negative comments by classmates or coworkers so I can focus on my class or job?  Finding a Job in Your Male-Dominated Field  Getting Promoted in Your Male-Dominated Field

9 © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science WomenTechWorld.org E-Mentoring  E-Mentors exists to connect female students in technology/trades with women successfully working in male-dominated fields  Women new to traditionally male jobs can find guidance and support from women who have been there

10 Podcasts of Women in Technology  Developing Male Allies in Your Male-dominated Field Lori Johnson, President of Ladies, Start Your Engines!  Time Management Tips for Women in Technology Jerri Barrett, Director of Marketing at the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology. She worked in the high tech industry for almost 20 years. More podcasts coming soon! © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science

11 WomenTechWorld.org E-Jobs Connect with employers who are actively seeking female job applicants in typically male-dominated professions. E-Jobs offers you:  Free, current listings  Auto Notify, which gives you notices when new jobs meeting your criteria have been posted  My Checklist feature to save your favorite job opportunities for easy reference

12 © 2008 – Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science CalWomenTech Project 8 California community colleges receive support and technical assistance from the Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science to help recruit and retain women into technology programs where they are under-represented. ( Project is funded via the National Science Foundation through March 2011)


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