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Thank you for attending Girls Tech on Wednesday, May 5! Vermont Works for Women (VWW) and Burlington Technical Center (BTC) were thrilled to host the annual event. This year, we welcomed 35 students from seven different schools!

This year’s Girls Tech included:

The live, virtual event:
Students attended an hour-long live, virtual event on Wednesday, May 5. To start the morning, Vermont Works for Women and Burlington Technical Center introduced students to the goals of Girls Tech and opportunities that exist at the tech center. Then, BTC teachers led students in a hands-on activity in breakout rooms.

Hands-on Activities:
All students attended one of six breakout rooms, in which they completed hands-on activities ranging from constructing a paper lantern to measuring tire tread. Seven of BTC’s programs participated: Advanced Manufacturing, Auto Body Repair, Auto Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Design & Illustration, and Design Tech Foundational.

If any of your students need assistance finishing their project or want to learn more about a program, please feel free to connect them with the appropriate BTC program teacher:

  • Tyler Feralio, the Advanced Manufacturing teacher, at tferalio@bsdvt.org
  • Bob Church, the Auto Technology teacher, at rchurch@bsdvt.org
  • Sam Caron, the Auto Body Repair teacher, at scaron@bsdvt.org
  • Rosa Giangregorio, the Criminal Justice teacher, at rgiangre@bsdvt.org
  • Cheryl Niedzwiecki, the Culinary Arts teacher, at cniedzwi@bsdvt.org
  • Ashley Stagner, the Design & Illustration teacher, at astagner@bsdvt.org
  • Dave Dall, the Design Tech Foundational / Pre-Tech teacher, at ddall@bsdvt.org


Explore Role Models and Career Fields on Seesaw:
This year, VWW was excited to include an interactive, multimedia online component called Seesaw. On Seesaw, we highlighted seven stories from exemplary women in each of the non-traditional career fields discussed at Girls Tech. Additionally, the stories were paired with a short introductory video to each of BTC’s programs that participated in the event.

If your students did not get a chance to view Seesaw in advance of Girls Tech, please share the registration code with them to allow them to log in to view it now.

If you’re using Seesaw for the first time:

  • Go to app.seesaw.me
  • Choose "I’m a Student"
  • Type in the code: RWGV GZLO. This code expires on May 24, 2021
  • Finish creating your account using your school Google account or email address

 

If you’ve used Seesaw before and have an account:

  • Go to app.seesaw.me
  • Choose "I’m a Student"
  • Sign in using your school Google account or email address
  • Click on your profile icon on the top left
  • Click on the +Join Class button
  • Type in the code: RWGV GZLO. This code expires on May 24, 2021

 

Lastly, if students did not do so already, please have your students fill out a short survey to let us know what they thought of the event. If any teachers have feedback about the event, please feel free to reach out to Melissa Nelson, VWW’s Youth Program Coordinator, at mnelson@vtworksforwomen.org.

student survey

Thanks again for participating, and for all of your support to your students!

BTC’s Sending Area Schools: AD Lawton Middle School • BFA Fairfax • Brown’s River Middle School • Camels Hump Middle School • Charlotte Central School • Christ the King School • Colchester Middle School • Edmunds Middle School • Essex Middle School • Frederick Tuttle Middle School • Folsom School • Hinesburg Community School • Hunt Middle School • Milton Middle School • Shelburne Community School • The Schoolhouse Learning Center • Westford School • Williston Central School • Winooski Middle High School

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Special thanks to our partner:

Vermont Works for Women offers this career exploration event for all schools, and can tailor the program to fit the needs of a particular school and audience. Interested in bringing GirlsTech! to your school? Learn more today!