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Digigirlz day at MIT Saturday 10th june for Y9 and Y10

 
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Digigirlz day at MIT Saturday 10th june for Y9 and Y10
by Todd Malcolm - Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:09 AM
 

What is DigiGirlz

DigiGirlz is one of Microsoft's signature programs to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education for young women and build a pipeline of future workers ready for the challenges of the global economy.

It is a global program held in multiple countries, and several locations across the US. During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it's like to work in the tech industry.  

This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations.
By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.

Our Agenda

9.30am - Registration for Girls (Parents welcome)

10.00am - Pōwhiri, Welcoming and Guest Speaker (Parents welcome)

11.00am - Activity Round 1

12.00pm - Lunch (Provided)

1.00pm - Activity Round 2

2.30pm - Career Panel (Parents welcome)

3.30 - Finish up day

Parent Participation

The day kicks off with registration at 9.30am, followed by a pōwhiri, welcoming and guest speaker. We highly encourage parents/caregivers to attend this opening. Parents are also welcomed and encouraged to return again at 2.30 for the career panel and to ask questions they may have about the tech industry.

Date

Saturday 10th June

Venue

The day will kick off at the Manukau Institute of Technology (Cnr Manukau Station Rd and Davies Ave, Manukau).It is in the main event hall and will be signposted from the carpark and train station. There will be parking available at the MIT carpark.

Registration

please see Mr Malcolm if you are keen to go.