Planning ‘Ahead’ for the future at #GirlTechWM

Published 25/04/2022
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Following the success of three previous #GirlTechWM events Millennium Point Trust, this year Ahead Partnership are delivering the experience for female students in year 8 and 9 in person at Millennium Point on Friday 29th April 2022.

The day-long experience will see young people from across the West Midlands take part in interactive workshops, guest speeches and a hackathon, to meet and ask female role models in the tech industry their questions, as well as give them a hands-on experience of what working in this sector is all about. The even is free for schools to attend and businesses to get involved.

This year there will also be activities for young people (male and female) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) after the event on 29th April.

To find out more information on how you can get your school involved, find out more information here.

Who is Ahead Partnership?

For the last 15 years Ahead Partnership has been helping businesses of all sizes and sectors to deliver social value projects that overcome inequality, promote opportunity, and deliver positive change within society.

Ahead Partnership is a purpose-driven business that reinvests surpluses into its programmes. They believe that it takes the combined resources of business, public and community partners to build a successful and resilient society where everyone, regardless of their background, can flourish.

Why is #GirlTechWM important?

Having events like #GirlTechWM raise awareness of other careers that students might not have been aware of. Having proper representation and exposure makes a real difference and changes career aspirations.

Last #GirlTechWM events have showing excellent results in improving awareness. Ahead Partnership wrote how a past event encouraged a 155% increase. ‘Seeking to initiate real change, activity was targeted at Year 8 students and focused on reaching out to young people of typically underrepresented demographics in the sector before they make important decisions about their future pathways. Successfully raising awareness and promoting interest in technology careers, the event encouraged a 155% increase in the number of students that were now considering working in digital compared to before the event.’

How can your organisation get involved?

Your organisation can take part at no charge, and getting involved can help your organisation:

  • Reach young people with the latest information and inspiration on careers in tech and digital.
  • Promote your employer brand to the next generation of tech superstars.
  • Improve diversity and demonstrate your commitment to inclusion.
  • Encourage social mobility.
  • Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for your team’s development and wellbeing.

There are a range of ways in which volunteers can get involved, from being a guest speaker or panellist through to joining us to create and deliver interactive workshops.

Email info@aheadpartnership.org.uk to discuss how your organisation can get involved.

Want to book with Millennium Point?

For further information about the event, charity or venue please get in contact with our team.

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