Women in Technology, WA (WITWA) is thrilled to announce Clayko Group, a Western Australian technology company with offices in Perth and Sydney, has signed on to be a corporate sponsor. Clayko has long been a supporter of WITWA. Their continued sponsorship allows WITWA to pursue an agenda to encourage youth into technology careers.
PERTH, Western Australia (7 April 2011) –Formalising a long history of support, Women in Technology, WA (WITWA) is thrilled to announce Clayko Group (www.clayko.com.au) has signed on as a corporate sponsor of the women’s technology group.
“We’ve had a close relationship with Clayko over the years. When we decided to take on corporate sponsorship to help fund our technology programs, Clayko immediately signed on,” says Marjolein Towler, Chair of WITWA.
WITWA launched their techtrails program last November. Designed as a technology outreach program for youth in remote and regional Western Australia, WITWA’s goal is to encourage girls and boys to consider careers in technology.
“Our whole industry is suffering due to the low uptake of technology careers at the tertiary level. WITWA has successfully run career showcases over the years but we weren’t reaching the regions. We’re doing that with techtrails,” says Towler. “With support from organisations like Clayko, we increase our ability to reach more students.”
John Dorrington, CEO of Clayko Group agrees. “One of the biggest challenges to my business is finding the right talent. With fewer and fewer people entering the technology industry, especially women, something has to be done. We currently have no women in technical roles which is a real problem throughout the industry.“
Lyn Beazley, Chief Scientist of WA is the patron of the techtrails program. Collaborating with Scitech to provide hands-on training, techtrails also introduces technology careers and career pathways to high-school aged children. A not-for-profit organisation, WITWA receives no funding from the government.
For more information about WITWA, their techtrails initiative, or how to become a corporate sponsor, visit the WITWA website at www.witwa.org.au
WITWA is a Perth based, not-for-profit organisation providing a framework for women in technology to extend their network and expand their knowledge on a broad range of professional topics. WITWA’s goal is to persuade young people of both sexes to consider technology as a stimulating and viable profession and support them in that pursuit. Additionally, we want to raise the status of women in Australian business and in the technology industries. WITWA membership is open to both women and men.
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Clayko Group specialises in Document Management, providing systems and services to Australian business and government. Founded in 1981 in Western Australia, Clayko enjoys the coveted Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status. With offices in Perth and Sydney, every aspect of document management is supplied from scanning of paper documents to fully hosted electronic document and records management. Each project is tailored to meet the diverse needs of the client community.
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