Women in Technical Careers

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year!

Click here to download the WITC Scholarship Application.

About Women in Technical Careers (WITC)

Women in Technical Careers is a scholarship program designed to help female students succeed in a technical degree program at Dunwoody College of Technology and launch into a great career.

Female welding student at Dunwoody

Most jobs requiring a technical degree are non-traditional for women, defined by federal law as employing fewer than 25 percent women nationwide. In general, these jobs deliver higher median wages, greater job security, and more opportunities for advancement than historically female-dominated jobs. Program participants receive a scholarship as well as advising and support services to ensure their success at Dunwoody.

Our Mission:

To empower women to earn technical degrees from Dunwoody College of Technology and eliminate barriers for women to enter and succeed in technical industries.

Time to Graduation: 2 Years
Job Placement Rate: 99%**
Average Starting Salary of a Dunwoody Graduate: $39,800*

How will this program help me succeed in college?
  • You will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000/year to augment your financial aid package.
  • You will receive a childcare stipend of $1,500/year if eligible.
  • Monthly professional development workshops will prepare you for a successful career.
  • Targeted advising and academic support will help ease your transition to college.
  • The women in the program will provide each other with a strong peer support network.
  • The Program Coordinator will support you and other program participants.
  • The career-focused mentoring program will connect you to Dunwoody students and women working in the industry.
  • Dunwoody will provide other benefits, including: internship opportunities, tutoring, career counseling, job placement services, industry field trips and guest speakers.
Am I eligible?
Female manufacturing student at Dunwoody.
  • Are you a woman or non-binary individual looking for a satisfying, high-paying career?
  • Are you interested in enrolling in a technical program at Dunwoody in Fall 2017 leading to a career in automotive, construction, computer technology, or manufacturing and robotics?
  • Can you demonstrate a high financial need?
  • Will you have your high school diploma or GED prior to the Fall 2017 semester?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are eligible to apply!

For More Information:

Maggie Whitman
Women’s Enrollment Coordinator
witc@dunwoody.edu
612-381-3362

*Based on Dunwoody’s 2014 Annual Placement Report
**% Employed in a Related Field, Based on Dunwoody’s AY13-14 Yearly Report