New College Institute (NCI), along with Dottie Rose Foundation, Carolina Women+ In Tech, and William & Mary, is sponsoring a one-day field trip for high school age females on August 9.
This event is designed for high schoolers from the greater Martinsville area who like to game and may be interested in learning about a career in the gaming industry. Students will have a full day experience to gain real-world exposure, access to resources, and mentorships to career paths in the gaming and tech industries. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and have conversations with industry experts and will be able to play and code inside of one of the top gaming platforms.
“We are working to address the dearth of career opportunities for women wanting to work in technology. The Girls Who Game trip, the access to professionals in the field of gaming, and the exposure to today’s gaming technology are all part of our experiential learning approach at NCI,” said Dr. Ken Russell, NCI’S Chief Information Officer.
Students will travel by bus from NCI to Wake Tech Community College in the Research Triangle Park area (near Durham) to meet and interact with professionals and educators in the gaming/tech industry. There is no fee to attend.
Permission from a parent/guardian to travel and attend the field trip for the day is required.
Transportation and lunch are provided by New College Institute.
“We’ll have activities planned for before and after the event on August 9th,” said Russell. “Technology jobs in gaming are growing – not just for programmers, but for analysts, administrators, producers, and writers too.”
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