Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Learn about digital literacy with Women in Technology

Women in Trades and Technology host workshop on digital skills and computer networking

November 9, 2016 – Women aged 16 and over, are invited to explore careers in computer and telecommunications networking with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) on November 26, 2016. Sask Polytech’s free, hands-on, beginner friendly workshop will cover the basics of computer networking.

“This free course helps demystify careers in technology,” shares Jessica Baldwin, provincial facilitator and coordinator for WITT. “As a result, women are empowered to see themselves working in often overlooked technology occupations.”

The workshop will allow participants to take apart and rebuild a computer using safe lab procedures and proper tools. Participants will also learn the various components of a computer network. The workshop includes the creation of user accounts, resource sharing and an introduction to the practical aspects of terminating cables, AC electricity, and soldering.

“More women in technology means a broader diversity of perspectives and opinions in the field,” shares Sukhbeer Kaur, Computer Networking Technician instructor. “This can result in a diverse team that comes up with unique solutions to problems in innovative environments. It will also encourage other women to pursue their interests in technology.”

WITT is dedicated to increasing the number of women in Saskatchewan trades and technology careers. WITT provides career exploration opportunities for women in predominately-male trades and technology fields, including the upcoming WiTech:Telecom/Comp Networking workshop. 

Sign up today!

Event: WiTech:Telecom/Comp Networking (CEXP 1611)
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE! Register now!

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
4500 Wascana Pky

 Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student needs, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.