GGC receives national Women in IT seed funding
Women in Information Technology at Georgia Gwinnett College (WIT@GGC) has received a $1,000 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Student Seed Fund gift sponsored by Symantec.
A registered student organization at GGC, WIT@GGC was chosen to receive one of the grants based on the fact that its mission and initiatives align with NCWIT's mission by proposing activities, events, or other programs that will recruit, retain and support women in technology and computing-related majors.
Specifically, WIT@GGC will utilize the grant to host a Fall Kick-off and Spring Celebration to allow students to familiarize themselves with opportunities in the GGC community of IT majors. They also will host a three-day WIT Boot Camp where students learn technical skills while forming a community of support.
The mission of WIT@GGC is to develop a community of female IT majors to provide a better understanding of technologies. WIT@GGC provides multiple opportunities for members to attend events that enhance professional, leadership and networking skills. WIT@GGC encourages female IT majors to sustain their studies in IT while recruiting undecided majors into the field. WIT@GGC offers various events throughout the academic year to facilitate relationships with other IT students and faculty.
The NCWIT Student Seed Fund has partnered with Symantec to award a total of $83,250 to 110 student-run programs with the goal to recruit, retain and support women in computing. These groups have provided outreach, mentoring, peer support, training and professional development opportunities to more than 3,700 elementary, middle-school, high-school, undergraduate and graduate students.