The MinTIC program is called Girls STEAM and seeks to train 5,000 participants free of charge in these and other areas of knowledge.
This Monday, May 31, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the interactive Maluka Museum launched the National Call for Girls STEAM Program, an initiative that seeks to advance the talents and careers of girls and teens in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and the arts. and Mathematics (Steam).
The program aims to 5,000 young people between the ages of 12 and 15And the who will have access to workshops, virtual labs, personal guidance and materials. This is expected to spark your interest in professional careers related to the world of technology and communications.
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According to MinTIC, the Girls STEAM pilot project was born in 2020 and has benefited 360 girls and teens in Bogotá through 16 virtual sessions.
By 2021, it is established that 70% of the beneficiaries are from public educational institutions. The remaining percentage should correspond to girls of classes 1, 2 and 3 who are part of private educational institutions that benefit the population in a vulnerable state.
Participants from all over the country They will receive a set consisting of a tablet and a toolboxAnd the Which includes materials and supplies. According to the portfolio, the activities will be developed through 12 independent offline sessions and three virtual sessions accompanied by intermediaries.
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In addition, they will have mentors recognized in STEAM fields, particularly on topics related to ICT, “with the purpose of sharing their life experiences in a virtual meeting and accompanying them to prepare their proposals,” the ministry said.
How do you register?
Girls and teens wishing to participate must meet the following requirements and apply Before June 30th:
- Be between the ages of 12 and 15 and be enrolled in public and private educational institutions in the country.
- It belongs to classes 1, 2 or 3.
- Form a group of at least 25 girls and a maximum of 50 girls in the same age group.
- Ask the University President to send a letter of intent to the email [email protected] providing the institution, the number of interested students and contact information.
If the institution meets the conditions for participation, it will be contacted and invited to a socialization session.
Next, young women must complete the application form. For this they must have Identity document that allows verification of age (Between 12 and 15 years old at the time of application). This must be submitted using an online application form.
Private institutions will get additional verification to ensure that girls and their families belong to classes 1, 2, or 3 Check utility bills.
Participants will be accepted in the order of their arrival until 5,000 are completed. Results will be socialized by MinTIC.
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The portfolio added that in the event that the chosen educational institution is not located in the capital of the department, You must be responsible for the logistics that allow the material to be received and transportedAs well as delivery for each of the participating girls.
Institutions will be contacted for access. They must sign and email a letter of commitment to promote and support girls’ participation and continuity in the program.
“Each department in the country may share at least one institution and a maximum of 10 institutions. In case the number of interested parties exceeds, priority will be given to those belonging to networks linked to higher education institutions,” the ministry said.
All concerns can be resolved by emailing [email protected]