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Programs and Organizations involved in Non-Traditional
Employment and Training
1) National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity- is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations. Through its four lines of business—professional development, technical assistance, research and evaluation, and advocacy—NAPE strives to achieve its mission of building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. http://www.napequity.org/
2) Hard Hatted Women- engages industry and community leaders to match women who need lifelong careers with employers who need a qualified, skilled workforce. http://www.hardhattedwomen.org/
3) National Association of Professional Women in Construction (PWC)- is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing professional, entrepreneurial and managerial opportunities for women and other "non-traditional" populations in construction and related industries. http://www.pwcusa.org/v2/
4) Center for Energy Workforce Development- is a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations - Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, American Public Power Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. http://www.cewd.org/
5) Women in Sustainable Employment (WISE)- http://www.cewd.org/curriculum/wisepathways.php
6) Technical Assistance Center of New York - operates as a State Contract to assist The New York State Education Department (NYSED) in carrying out its mission of improving the quality, access, and delivery of CTE through research-based methods and strategies resulting in broader CTE opportunities for all students. http://nyctecenter.org/
7) National Institute for Women in Technology and Science provides proven strategies to recruit women to science and technology classes and careers. It has a collection of research on recruitment of female students in STEM fields. http://www.iwitts.org/proven-practices/topics/recruitment
8) National Institute for Women in Technology and Science provides solution for retaining female students in STEM fields. It has a collection of research on retention. http://www.iwitts.org/proven-practices/topics/retention
9) Association For Career & Technical Education provides a collection of literature review on how to increase recruitment and retention of nontraditional students. It has a collection of techniques articles, research reports and journal articles and conference proceedings. https://www.acteonline.org/general.aspx?id=1681#.Vwz8E_krLGg
10) American Association of University Women is an organization working to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW also promotes STEM programs for girls. http://www.aauw.org/
11) Anita Borg Institute (ABI) is a social enterprise founded on the belief that women are vital to building technology that the world needs.
12) Association for Computing Machinery- Women (ACM-W) celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
13) EdTechWomen is a network of business experts, technologists, designers, and educators working to support the development of women's leadership capacity and opportunity in education technology. http://edtechwomen.com/
14) Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Girls Who Code programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
15) Ladies Leaning Code is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to be the leading resource for women and youth to become passionate builders - not just consumers - of technology by learning technical skills in a hands-on, social, and collaborative way
16) Million Women Mentors has the mission to support the engagement of one million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors (male and female) to increase the interest and confidence of girls and women to persist and succeed in STEM programs and careers. http://www.millionwomenmentors.org/
17) National Girls Collaborative Project’s vision is to bring together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). http://ngcproject.org/about-ngcp
18) National Math + Science Initiative was formed to address one of this nation’s greatest economic and intellectual threats – the declining number of students who are prepared to take rigorous college courses in math and science and are equipped for careers in those fields. This project was initiated as a public-private partnership, led by private donors such as Exxon Mobil Corporation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation.
19) Women in Engineering ProActive Network is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1990 to be a catalyst for change to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions. https://www.wepan.org/
20) American Assembly for Men in Nursing is a nursing association for providing a framework for nurses, as a group, to meet, to discuss and influence factors, which affect men as nurses. www.aamn.org/
21) MenTeach is a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of men in the field of education. http://www.menteach.org/