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.
2019-2020 ChickTech Chicago Cohort Details
2 Day Kick-off Event
Our 2 day Kickoff is on October 19 & 20th 2019 at EF Chicago (122 S. Michigan Ave Suite 1650 Chicago, IL 60603) .
What Happens at high School Kick-off?
What workshops will be offered at kick-off? You can choice to attend a web development workshop, soft circuits making a light up bracelet and handbag or maybe a game development workshop. You decide which one you would like to attend.
We are accepting nominations for girl-identifying, trans (of any gender), gender-fluid, and other gender minority youth for our yearlong high school program!
Monthly workshops will occur from November 2019 to May 2020’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.