We are honored to receive so many positive reviews for the WomenTech Educators Training & Coaching System. Please contact us if you are interested in Professional Development.
"The information provided was applicable and easy to incorporate to improve my program. I'm confident I can increase the number of females enrolled in the nontraditional majors. I'm excited about the new changes to come!"
~ Shakisha Davis M.Ed., Transitions Program Director, Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
"In my division, we had about 200 students and only five of them were female. I have three daughters myself, and I really wanted to get more women interested in these technically oriented careers. I didn't realize initially that our programs may not have been welcoming for female students. Now, an important benefit that we've gotten from working with IWITTS is to have increased the number of female educators in the division. We're working together to recruit more female students, and to give them better support. We want to achieve a critical mass of female students in the classroom, so these numbers can become self-perpetuating."
~ Virgil Cox, Dean of Engineering & Industrial Technology, Gaston College, Dallas, NC
"I felt there was a tremendous opportunity to increase the proportion of female students in my computer programming and web design classes if I could only get help. During the WomenTech Educators Training, I loved learning about personal encouragement strategies. As an instructor, I now know how to retain women in my classes while providing them with the tools to be successful. When I walked in the door to the training, I did not know what to expect. When I walked out, I had additional tools and ways of teaching to women that I did not know about before."
~ Jim Luckas, Digital Media Instructor, North Orange County Community College District, Anaheim, CA
"I left the training feeling equipped and empowered with the necessary tools to improve female performance and success in STEM programs."
~ Timothy Brown, Department Chair of Mathematics, Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA
"What stands out about what I learned from working with IWITTS is real strategies that can be applied as soon as you return to your institution. During the training, I had the opportunity to collaborate with other educators who are facing the same challenges. I'm excited to implement new ideas to increase female enrollment as well as build additional relationships within our school to support our initiative."
~ Nicole Carter, School to Career Partnership Coordinator, Colorado Springs, CO
"I learned a lot of new methods and perspectives on retention I did not have before and I've already started making changes on how I do things here at my school! The WomenTech Educators Online Training was a content-filled and highly informative training program."
~ Antigone Sharris, Full-time Faculty & Program Coordinator, Engineering Technology Program, Triton College, River Grove, IL
"The biggest benefit for me from the training was being in a room with people who all share the same desire to address the disproportionate numbers of female to male students in our IT programs. It helped to share stories and experiences, and to know that you weren’t alone in fighting this battle. This was a chance to meet other people, like administrators and staff in other campuses, who are having the same issues. The training was fantastic!"
~ Kent Spillers, Academic Advisor, Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny Campus, IA
“When I learned about this workshop, I knew that there was no way I was not going to attend. Recruitment and retention of non-traditional student populations is the most important thing that we can do for STEM education, and from my view as a STEM educator, for society. Every student population should have a STEM champion to mobilize faculty, administration, and resources across the educational spectrum from kindergarten through graduate school. Make sure your STEM champion does not miss this important workshop.”
~ Monica Mallini, Associate Professor, Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, VA
"The online training was very manageable because it was asynchronous. I'm always teaching an overload, but you watch the training videos at your leisure, and participate as you're able. Because of that I was able to integrate the training into my very busy schedule."
~ Dr. Cynthia V. Marcello, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems, SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, NY
"If you want lights and action, this workshop provided great features, advantages and ways in which to recruit and retain our STEM women! This workshop covers the major points to develop your programs. Truly appreciate the statistics and websites."
~ Trinidad Stassi, Professor, Computer Information Science, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento, CA
"I have an awareness now of what we need to do to attract more women to our programs. I don't think if I tell most women to come in and learn how to make fighter jets and bombers it will be attractive to them. I learned from the WomenTech Educators Training to talk to female students about how the engineering program will be helpful to them, and to humanity in general.
Also, in all of our promotional materials, we now have 50/50 images of women and men, whether that's in print materials, brochures, event flyers or in our videos. Before, we always had at least one lady in our pictures, but you need to have 50/50 to show that you don't have just one woman as an outlier, or one person out of many."
~ Chrysanthos Panayiotou, Professor and Department Head of Electronics and Electrical Engineering Technology, Director of OP-TEC Program, Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, FL
"It was great attending this workshop and now I'll be able to be successful in our retention plan at our college."
~ Sergio Lujan, Computer-Aided Design Instructor, Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX
“Three years later, I still remember the WomenTech Educators Workshop held at Moorpark College during a California Engineering Liaison Council meeting and the positive reception it received. Many participants went on to integrate the high impact practices Donna shared into their teaching and program development efforts.”
~ Dr. Julius O. Sokenu, Interim President, Moorpark College, CA
"The best evidence-based training on recruiting and retaining women in technology I have attended."
~ Linda Meccouri, Professor/Professional Development Coordinator, Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
"The WomenTech Educators Workshop uniquely brought us together with an eye toward making class more friendly and informative. Whether teaching in the curricular area of Technology education, teaching Information Technology or teaching vocational education – National IWITTS Training is a must."
~ Tom Frawley, President, New York State Technology Education Association, NY
"This seminar was most helpful in that we had concrete examples to work from. We had good time for practice and actual use of the information."
~ Kathleen McNamee, Division Chair of Community & Technical Education, University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Batesville, AR
"I have been waiting for almost a year to attend this workshop and it was well worth the wait. The training has exceeded my expectations."
~ Christa Jones, Senior Training Development Specialist, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
"This workshop was positive, relevant and provided participants with good tools to recruit and retain female students into technology programs."
~ Caroline McDowell, Director, Creative Career IDEAS, Dallas, TX
"Thank you so much for this training. It was all that I had hoped for and more. I have acquired new set of tools to help my students succeed."
~ M.J. Papa, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
"The National IWITTS workshop provides participants with a plethora of useful strategies for recruiting and retaining girls and women in technical programs. An exceptional educational experience."
~ Christa Jones, Senior Training Development Specialist, Weatherford College, Weatherford, TX
"These two days provided tremendous information, strategies and the motivation to return to school and 'kick it up a notch!' Lots of exciting ideas!"
~ Sue Haughey, Counselor, Calhoun Area Technology Center, Marshall, MI