Women in Technical Careers
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.
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.
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: $41,410*
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
WITC Program Manager
*Based on Dunwoody’s 2016 Annual Placement Report
**% Employed in a Related Field, Based on Dunwoody’s AY15-16 Yearly Report
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 Manager will support you and other program participants.
- The career-focused mentoring program will connect you to 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.