VERMONT TECH ROSIE'S GIRLS STEM LEADERSHIP RESIDENTIAL CAMP
And follow-on Mentoring Program
2016 Summer Camp Dates: June 20-24 or July 11-15
Randolph Center Campus
http://www.vtc.edu/academics/majors/stem-programming/rosies-girls-stem-leadership-camp (more information and applications)
Modeled after Rosie’s Girls Day Camps created by Vermont Works for Women, Vermont Tech’s Rosie’s Girls camps create positive, safe, supportive, girl-centered environments, with teamwork, healthy body image and tons of fun woven in! A place where girls can enhance their leadership skills as well as get their hands dirty, express themselves creatively, explore what the world has to offer them, what they have to offer the world and take positive risks! It’s a great place for girls entering 9th or 10th grades (in the fall 2016) to try something new. Scholarships available!
Program offerings include: Computer Information & Software Technology; Civil/Environmental & Architectural Engineering Technology; Construction Management; Science, Agri-Business, Welding; Fire Science; Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Renewables - plus loads of activities, creative arts, and more!!
This experience helps emerging young women expand their sense of the range of educational, work and career options available to them and offers a follow-up mentoring program. A holistic multi-faceted experience to:
· Try out a variety of trades and technical fields
· Increase self-confidence and self-worth and push past preconceived limitations
· Hear from Vermont women working in the STEM and non-traditional fields
· Consider careers in STEM-based, nontraditional fields
· Develop new areas of physical and emotional confidence
· Expand math and science skills through concrete applications
· Develop leadership and teamwork skills
· Have fun; make new friends with likeminded spirits - and much, much more!
As validation of the effectiveness Vermont Tech’s first Rosie’s Girls camp last summer, 87 percent of participants suggested that the experience made them more likely to pursue a STEM or trade career. “I work hard in math and science but I still have anxiety about my ability to do them. This camp helped me build confidence as well as helped me gain experience using STEM in projects and activities,” noted a camper in her evaluation.