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UAS Ketchikan Sponsoring Computer Networking Discovery Workshop


May 06, 2011

(SitNews) - The University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan is sponsoring a two-day workshop May 19 – 20 from 8:30 - 2:00 pm for girls in seventh to ninth grade interested in computers. The workshop, funded through a Carl Perkins grant, is geared towards young women who would like to explore the Information Technology career field.  In its second year, the workshop is presented in collaboration with Cisco Networking Academy.  CISCO Academy Global Operations Manager Jackie Barker will join UAS Ketchikan Associate Professor of Computer Networking Rick McDonald in exploring the world of computers.  

This year, participants will go on a WiFi Scavenger Hunt, explore computer networking information technology careers, take virtual tours of computer networks in fields as diverse as science and health care, build computer cables and see the future of computer networking.

Seventh grade girls attending Schoenbar may be excused for the workshop. Parents can call UAS Ketchikan for more information.

The goal of the workshop is to promote these careers to females, encourage excitement about these careers, demystify the jobs and show young women that they can be successful in the fields where women are under-represented.

This workshop is one of several outreach efforts by UAS Ketchikan to middle and secondary school students.



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University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan


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