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‘Women and Work Conference’ gets teens excited about technology fields

It is fitting that the “Women and Work Conference” was held on Wednesday, because it was also International Women’s Day.

Female high school students from around the area spent the day at Idaho State University learning about careers in technology fields.

There were a variety of hands on activities at the event to show the students what they would be doing in that field. Some students were able to operate heavy equipment, by using a simulator. Others were able to learn about gun safety and shooting.

This annual event gives young women an idea about what types of fields they can go into after they graduate.

“It gives me more opportunities in what I want to do after graduation,” said Nova Eagle, a high school student in the area. “I think it is really exciting.”

Generally, male students go into technology fields. Some staff at the event were sure if the education system, parents or even society has stopped or prevented women from pursuing careers in these fields. Whatever the cause, ISU staff members said they are excited about teaching young women about high paying careers in technology fields.

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