WiTWA's techtrails program is designed to encourage young people to consider careers in technology. Acknowledging the declining numbers of students choosing technology, science and engineering career paths, WiTWA launched the techtrails STEM outreach program in 2010, with the first techtrail delivered in 2011. The program is designed to generate passion, excitement and interest in technology and science based careers to motivate secondary students to explore and pursue related study and career opportunities.
We present techtrails incursions to both female and male students, emphasising the importance of positive female role modelling of women in STEM careers to all genders. The program is targeted at girls and boys in middle school, predominantly studying in regional schools and those with a strong STEM technology focus. Since inception the program has reached over 1,700 students throughout Western Australia. The feedback from students and teachers has been overwhelming. We are incredibly proud to say that over 77% of students rated the techtrails event as "Awesome/Great".
For more information about previous and upcoming techtrails events, see the techtrails website.