General Motors Foundation Hosts FEDI/ Women of Color in STEM Conference’s Girls in Technology Pre College Program
General Motors Foundation and FEDI will introduce a New Generation of Women to opportunities in IT and Cybersecurity careers
BALTIMORE/DETROIT- The General Motors Foundation will join the Foundation for Educational Development Inc. (FEDI) in hosting the Girls in Technology Pre College Program during the 2014 Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit, MI at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
The Girls in Technology Pre College Program will consist of over two hundred female high school students from Detroit area high schools. Students will participate in a full-day technology workshop that is designed to provide hands-on activities, technology programs, and mentorship opportunities with successful previous Women of Color Conference winners in the technology fields. STEM professionals will also visit local Detroit high schools to speak to and motivate the students about STEM careers.
The General Motors Foundation will support the program’s three goals: (1) spark excitement and buzz around working in the technology field, (2) expose students to professional subject matter experts who will share, lessons, ideas, best practices, and innovative approaches related to information technology and cyber security fields, and (3) conduct career day activities with hands-on experience designed to engage, explore, amuse and create interest in what technology brings to our world.
About The Foundation for Educational Development Inc. (FEDI)
FEDI, a 501 (c)(3), was founded in 1993 to promote engineering, science, and technology to underrepresented men and women through professional and career development, educational programs, awards programs, and career placement opportunities. FEDI has developed programs that promote engineering, science, and technology to reach various levels of minorities and women. This commitment reaches pre-college and college-aged youth, as well as professionals and executives.
About General Motors Foundation
Since 1976, the General Motors Foundation has been helping communities across the country. Investing in the next generation of leaders and innovators through scholarship and outreach programs. As well as bestowing grants supporting nonprofit organizations.