AUBURN — A workshop focused on how to encourage women and girls to consider high paying technology careers was held recently at Central Maine Community College.
The all-day workshop, “Recruiting and Retaining Girls and Women in Technology Programs,” attracted more than 45 participants. 
Among the topics examined was the latest research on methods to increase diversity in science and technology disciplines and proven practices in recruitment and retention. 
The presenter was Dr. Karen Wosczyna-Birch, state director of Connecticut’s College of Technology. Wosczyna-Birch has extensive experience in attracting and retaining women in technological and engineering careers. 
The session attracted professionals from Maine and New England who work with women and girls in the career exploration process, such as teachers, admissions and guidance counselors, program directors and social workers.
Funding for the workshop was provided through an Advanced Technological Education grant secured from the National Science Foundation. 
For more information, contact Diane Dostie, dean of corporate and community services, at 755-52181.

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