Welcome to the Women in Technology Project
Our mission is to build and strengthen the education to workforce pipeline by encouraging girls, women and other underrepresented groups into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
The Women in Technology Project is a statewide workforce development initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board, funded in part through grants from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Agriculture and Education.
Building tomorrow's workforce
Did you know that in the next decade, the national demand for scientists and engineers is expected to increase four times that of all other occupations? But who is going to meet that demand?
Fewer and fewer of our high school students have been pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM.) And if nothing is done, the U.S. will be looking at a critical technology workforce shortage by 2012.
To address these pressing issues, visionaries in Hawaii created the Women in Technology project in 1999. Together with educators and industry partners, WIT is working hard to develop programs that build and strengthen the all-important STEM pipeline from education to employment.
By tapping into non-traditional resources such as women and under-represented minorities, our education pipeline is helping to bring a whole new generation of highly skilled workers into STEM careers throughout Hawaii.
In the end, we want to make diversity and gender equity more than just a rally cry. We are planning to fill jobs.