ChickTech High School
ChickTech High School is a free, hands-on program created to show high school girls that engineering can be fun and exciting! We’ve created a comprehensive year-long program introducing 100 girls to technology, the great things you can create with it, and related careers. ChickTech High School is three-pronged, including a yearlong series of workshops, a one-on-one mentoring program, and an internship program in the summer.
It begins with a weekend-long event for all 100 high school girls to spark their interest in technology careers. The workshops are all hands-on and interactive. Workshop themes include robotics, web programming, gaming, and building computers. After this event, participants are paired with mentors and have the opportunity to go to regular workshops throughout the year! As summer approaches, a career and resume workshop will help to get their resumes ready to apply for paid internships in local tech companies.
All workshops are hands-on and project-based so that they come out of each with a sense of accomplishment and a burst of confidence. Our program is free to participants! The kickoff event is held in November of each year.
2017-2018 ChickTech Chicago Cohort Details
2 Day Kick-off Event
Our 2 day Kickoff occurred on November 18 & 19th 2017 at Columbia College Chicago (1104 S Wabash Chicago, IL 60605) and the students had a blast!!
This year’s cohort attended workshops instructed by professionals from Microsoft, United Airlines, Ticketmaster, Launchpad Labs, ROBOTHINK and JellyVision!
Monthly workshops will occur from December 2017 to June 2018’s Graduation from the program.
How to Nominate a Participant
Are you or someone you know a high schooler in Chicago? Are you interested in learning new tech skills and finding out if tech is something you’d like to do when you graduate? Registration is first come, first serve, and no experience is actually preferred! If you’re not sure you’ll like it, don’t worry, you don’t have to come to any other events after the first one.