WomenTech Educators Online 

Recruitment Bootcamp

Based on the successes of 10 community colleges who participated in The Womentech Educators Training & Coaching System and saw real results in less than a year.

Upcoming Bootcamp:

June 18 - 19, 2020

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET)

Limited to 4 school teams.

Bootcamp Details:

Below are 3 examples of successful programs IWITTS has worked with in past with proven results and outcomes. The first 2 examples participated in Bootcamps. Links to each of the case studies are provided.

Bootcamp Proven Outcomes with Case Studies

NEVER let anyone tell you again that nothing can be done, or that making change happen for female students in your STEM/CTE program will take decades or require a huge budget. We have the evidence to prove your community college can start seeing real increases in as little as one year!

Milwaukee Area Technical College, WI

Welding

0 to 9 women in Welding in 4 weeks, maintained over multiple semesters

Case Study includes female student interview

Participated in a Bootcamp


Female Enrollment 149 to 226 (1 year)

Male Enrollment 751 to 1009 men (1 year)

Case Study includes female student interview

Participated in a Bootcamp


Broward College, FL (HSI)

Computer Science

Information Technology


Lawson State Community College, AL (HBCU)

Manufacturing  

Technology


2 to 11 women (1 year) to 15 in 1.5 years

Female retention 80% to 93% (1 year)

Case Study includes female student interview

Participated in a Bootcamp


With national attention being directed toward increasing the presence of female students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and Career & Technical Education (CTE), community colleges need to ramp up their efforts to improve female enrollment. Many employers specifically ask for female students in career pathways ranging from Construction to Information Technology. Many community colleges invest in outreach activities to increase female participation in STEM, but don’t see results. In this Online Recruitment Bootcamp and Coaching Program you will:

Summary

Learn easy-to-implement recruitment strategies that will enable your school to target the low hanging fruit

Learn from community colleges that have had success recruiting female students in 1 year or less (and male students, too)

Create a Recruitment Plan by the end of the Bootcamp

Receive Recruitment Plan Feedback from your Coach Donna Milgram and Support for Implementation Coaching


Build a team of 6-10 members at your college so you don’t have to carry this out all by yourself

WomenTech Educators Online Recruitment Bootcamp

Bootcamp Fact Sheets

Register and You'll Receive

Online Training

Coaching Calls

Recruitment Examples, Templates & Checklists

Real enrollment results in 1 year or less


Robust Recruitment Plan for your college fully vetted by Donna Milgram


Team buy-in and help with implementation


A template strategy that can be institutionalized and rolled out across career pathways


Bootcamp Benefits

Womentech Bootcamp Program

Community colleges participate in teams of 6-10


Team Building Coaching Call before Bootcamp starts


WomenTech Data Dashboard makes tracking female metrics easy


Laser Coaching Call on Low Handing Fruit for Target Audience


Recruitment Plan Feedback Call results in fully vetted plan by Donna Milgram


Support for Implementation Coaching Call


Unlimited Email Support for 6 months


Group Presentation Call in Fall 2020 for Bootcamp participants


Recordings of Bootcamp


Recording and transcript of School Coaching Calls


Your team will receive a team license for these resources as part of your training registration.

Google Drive Training Folder 

Each team receives access to their own Google Drive Folder where you can download your training handouts and materials at any time before, during, and after the training. Your team's folder will include examples of proven Outreach Materials (emails, flyers, webpage, Eventbrite, fact sheet, interest form) ; IWITTS's Recruitment and Retention of Women STEM Program Checklist; WomenTech Recruitment and Retention Plan Templates; and, more. 


The WomenTech Classroom eBook: A Treasure Trove of Hard-to-Find Women in STEM Resources for Educators (value = $35 per individual license) 

Instantly access female friendly curriculum resources and role model websites that will help women see themselves in all career pathways.

Womentech Bootcamp Materials

Women in Technology Outreach Kit (value = $150 per individual license)

This easy-to-use downloadable kit has examples and fill-in-the-blank templates for program brochures, flyers, recruitment presentations, and school website sections that all include female role models. The female role model questionnaire has all the proven questions to ask your role models.

Downloadable products included with Bootcamp:

Additional Bonuses:

  • WomenTech Gender Equity Self-Assessment
  • STEM Success for Women Case Studies (10)
  • Tutorial: How to Find Female Role Models (Video)
  • Tell Her Story: STEM Female Role Model Template

Teams speak with  a single voice during the Bootcamp and together create a Recruitment Action Plan customized for their college. To achieve these results, each team is required to focus on one career pathway. The model can be replicated in other career pathways later on.

“We recruited 9 new women to Welding in only 4 weeks after participating in a WomenTech Educators Bootcamp. I just knew that participating in the WomenTech Training was something we needed to do, so I got other people in my department on board and put together a team to participate. I was really surprised by just how helpful it was to have a team. I connected with colleagues I’ve never worked with before and now I know I can always go to them when it comes to recruiting women.” ~ Sue Silverstein, Welding Instructor, Milwaukee Area Technical College, WI

What WomenTech Educator Participants Said About Their Teams in the Training:

“The Bootcamp gave us an opportunity to collaborate as a team and do some deliberate marketing and recruitment. I think getting together as a team with intention—because we're all so busy—and developing a written plan that we could stick to was what made all the difference. In a year’s time, we had increased female enrollment in our IT & CS Department from 149 to 226 female students and male enrollment had also increased from 751 to 1009 male students.” ~ Michelle Levine, Interim District Director of Faculty Development, Broward College, FL

Each WomenTech Bootcamp Training can accommodate up to 4 college teams.


✓ Each team is made up of 6 to 10 key stakeholders including a Key Leader and Co-leader.


✓ Each team must select and must map to one career pathway (ex: Computer Programming). Once the college has the model, they’ll be able to easily roll it out to other Career Pathways in the department.


✓ Below are some examples of key stakeholders that make up a team. Donna Milgram, IWITTS’s Executive Director will serve as trainer and coach and can help each school think through best members for their Team. Please note you are not expected to have all of these potential members, the list is over inclusive.


  1. CS IT Instructors
  2. Counselors/Advisors
  3. CS IT Chair
  4. Outreach/Recruitment Staff
  5. Workforce Development Director/Staff 
  6. CS IT Lab Assistants
  7. Learning Center Director/ Staff 
  8. CS IT Employer from the Advisory Board
  9. Coordinators of Potential Recruitment Sources i.e. ESL, One Stop, Feeder High School Programs
  10. Curriculum Developer

Key Program Elements

Potential Team Members: Example Computer Science / IT (6 to 10 Per College)

The Power of Teams

Questions? Talk with Donna Milgram

IWITTS’s Executive Director Donna Milgram is happy to talk with you about how your school can achieve its goals for broadening participation and what type of WomenTech Educators training would be the best fit for your school or district. Ms. Milgram has been a Principal Investigator on 5 National Science Foundation (NSF) grants including the CalWomenTech Project which was highlighted by NSF for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness and chosen as 1 of 3 model projects by the American Association of University Women.  

Schedule a Time to Talk with Donna Milgram about the Recruitment Bootcamp.

PRICING AND REGISTRATION FOR UPCOMING BOOTCAMPS

Bootcamp limited to 4 teams. Sign up now to secure your school's spot.

$4,499 per team of 6-10 participants

Ended March 31

Early-Bird Registration Special

Regular Registration

Late Registration

$4,999 per team of 6-10 participants

$5,499 per team of 6-10 participants

April & May

June 1 - June 5*

June 18-19, 2020 Bootcamp from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET)

Limited to 4 Teams – Register Now So Your School Doesn’t Miss Out

*Enrollment Closes June 5

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"The training was time well spent. It was such a minimal amount of time to get so many concrete implementable strategies. The WomenTech Educators Online Training gives you the most for your money—you can implement the tools immediately with minimal resources and see true quantitative results!"

~ Phyllis Baca, Director of STEM Initiatives, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM

SELECT TESTIMONIALS FROM COLLEGES

"The WomenTech Educators Online Training has the potential to change the way you view your program. Important data is presented with passion and humor. I want you to know I have gained a great deal from the course. By the time you have a graduate degree and have worked in education for decades, most "professional development" is repetitive. I can honestly say that you have given me much to think about and that it will result in changes to my approach to course development."


~ Lauran Sattler, Department Chair, Computer Information Systems, Ivy Tech Community College, President's Award for Instructional Excellence 2007, Warsaw, IN

"We have the first three women in our Auto Technology Program and really want to make sure they succeed. After participating in the WomenTech Educator's Online Training, we created additional open lab time for them, realizing they may need extra time to develop hands-on skills in a nonthreatening atmosphere. Two months into the course they are still with us. I learned so much about retention from the online training, I decided our entire Engineering and Technology Department could benefit and we are bringing the online training to our school and rolling it out to all of the technical faculty over the next two years."


~ Van Madray, formerly Dean of Construction and Industrial Technology Division, Pitt Community College, Winterville, NC and now Dean Business, Engineering Technologies and Public Services, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, NC

"Attending the WomenTech Educators Online Training was the best decision I have made in a long time! During the training, I developed a Recruitment and Retention Plan for one of the CIS programs. This is not a training where you consider doing "something" when you get back to your office, you are actually developing and obtaining feedback from other colleagues on what they have done and how you can improve your plan before implementation! Plus, I will be able to take my experience and work on other programs of study using the same framework."

~ Edna Quintana Claus, Ph.D., M.B.A., Computer Information Systems (CIS) Division Director, Texas State Technical College, Harlingen, TX

Training and Customized Feedback by Donna Milgram

Donna Has Dedicated Her Entire Career to Helping Educational Institutions Have Actual Increases in Female Enrollment and Retention

Donna Milgram has been the Principal Investigator of 5 National Science Foundation grants. She has worked intensively with schools—boots on the ground—to develop the strategies and system that help educators enroll up to 25-50% female students in STEM/CTE classes.


Donna's NSF-funded CalWomenTech Project was highlighted by the National Science Foundation for demonstrating significant achievement and program effectiveness and chosen as 1 of 3 model projects by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).


After over 30 years of service in the field, she has "cracked the code" and developed an 8 point system for recruitment and a 12 point system for retention that provides numerical results in about one year—not just the hope of eventual change 5-10 years down the road that nobody can measure.


She has developed recruitment and retention plan templates based on her proven system that requires you to use the plan elements which have resulted in success for so many of our past WomenTech Educators Training participants. She has even created templated personal encouragement and welcoming conversation guides.

Learn directly from Executive Director
Donna Milgram, the creator of the
WomenTech Educators Training

Donna knows busy educators don't have time to figure this out all by themselves. That's why she developed rich supplementary online resources that range from examples of women in STEM/CTE recruitment videos, to a tested NSF-based spatial reasoning curricula that improves retention.


She loves being able to make such a big impact on STEM/CTE classrooms around the country, and in turn on the lives of women and girls who have the opportunity to reach their full potential.


Donna is committed to finding as many ways as possible to get our proven system out to the world. This Bootcamp version of the WomenTech Educators Training is an online version of IWITTS's Live Event for those who want to immerse themselves in the knowledgebase and walk away with a recruitment and retention plan that they have customized to their school. Just like in the Live Event, you'll have the opportunity to ask her questions and to volunteer to receive feedback on a section of your plan in front of your fellow Online Bootcamp "recruits!"

Schedule a Time to Talk with Donna Milgram about the Recruitment Bootcamp.