School clubs hope to get girls into IT

May 2004
IT Training;May2004, p12
Trade Publication
More than 4,000 girls in 128 schools in the South East England are being taught to use computers in a bid to reverse the decline in the number of women working in the IT industry. In the last eight years, the percentage of women in IT has fallen from 30 per cent to 20 per cent. The schools are running computer clubs for girls aged between 10 and 13, as this seems to be when they become disinterested in technology. The scheme is the second phase of a pilot project led by e-skills, the sector skills council for IT, and funded by the South East England Development Agency.


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