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Kirkwood plans technology day for girls

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Kirkwood Community College is hoping to get more girls interested in technology oriented careers.  So the college will host the 2010 "High-Tech Girlz Day" on Oct. 22.  Students will participate in interactive workshops and presentations on GPS/GIS systems, local area networking, Web design and other future-focused careers for area high school females.

"This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of information technology fields taught here at Kirkwood. We have designed projects and demonstrations so the students can rotate through our labs to get direct experience in these skills. We call them ‘byte-sized' learning sessions. We got some great comments from the students last year and hope for even more this time,"said Michelle Kruse, Kirkwood Business and Information Technologies Coordinator.

Participating students will receive a complementary t-shirt and a computer flash drive.  Lunch will be served during the one-day program.

Registration is open through Oct. 15.  Students can register online here

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