Women Tech Council and Peak Ventures Launch Tech Entrepreneur Apprenticeship Program for High School Students
Program pairs students with Silicon Slopes entrepreneurs to learn skills and prepare for technology workforce
SALT LAKE CITY, June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Women Tech Council (WTC) in partnership with Peak Ventures today launched the Tech Entrepreneurship Apprenticeship program. This four-week program for high school juniors and seniors teaches technology and entrepreneurship skills from industry entrepreneurs and leaders and provides hands-on experiences in careers that align with student interests, ultimately beginning students on a path to enter and lead the technology workforce and pursue their passions.
“Giving high school students direct access to some of the technology entrepreneurs who are building and shaping Silicon Slopes to collaborate and learn, is a powerful tool to teach students vital […]
Peak Capital ranks well, Utah business ranks well, Talent Innovation Summit, Utah County CRE Symposium, Springville makes business list
Peak Capital ranked among largest U.S. apartment owners
Peak Capital Partners, a Provo-based apartment investment and management company, announced it was named by the National Multifamily Housing Council to the 2018 NMHC 50, the annual ranking of the nation’s largest apartment owners.
“We’re proud of Peak’s growth, and of our impact in the communities where we own,” said Chris Manning, CEO of Peak. “The firm started with a single acquisition in 2009, and we now provide affordable housing to over 21,000 families across the United States, with a portfolio valued at more than $2 billion.”
Womply ranks Utah 15th for local business sales for early 2018
Utah ranked No. 15 nationally for sales at small, local […]
Local Tech Pros Help Us Crack The Girl Code — And Ban The Words ‘Balance’ And ‘Bossy’
For our Spring 2018 issue of Utah Valley BusinessQ, we invited the women to sit at the table — more specifically, we invited women in tech. These local tech pros have cracked the code on how to work in a male-dominated industry.
Bennett, BusinessQ: What advice do you give to women in tech?
Birch, MTEC: I talk to so many girls who think they will be a mom and they don’t need to get an education and work. I’m not saying being a stay-at-home mom is a bad thing. But I tell them that the climate right now is for technology. We don’t have many girls in our programs, and when we do, they are asked […]
Talent Ready grant program calling for new applicants
SALT LAKE CITY — For young people in rural communities in Utah, finding a meaningful career path can be exceptionally challenging. Students in high school often find work at local fast-food establishments and have little understanding of what options could be available beyond that field.
But a program funded by a grant through the state Department of Workforce Services is helping some kids in rural Utah and statewide find their way to potentially life-changing career choices.
Talent Ready Utah launched its 2018 grant program late last month aimed at creating more work-based learning and career pathway programs for students and adults participating in the labor force. This year, total funding allocated for grants will be $1.92 million, […]
Utah’s SheTech Conference aims to inspire generation of girls
On March 1, more than 2,000 girls gathered in the Mountain American Exposition Center in Sandy for the SheTech Conference. These girls, ranging from ninth- to 12th-graders, were there for one purpose: to learn about and encourage their activity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Founded by the Women Tech Council, the SheTech Conference is an annual conference held in Utah to encourage girls to connect with STEM.
“SheTech is a STEM activation program,” said Cydni Tetro, president of the Women Tech Council. “It is really about how we inspire these … high school girls into STEM … how we can help them become interested.”
The main goal of […]