Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

 

Morris County School of Technology student Yashwee Kothari of Parsippany has received the National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing.  The award, sponsored by NCWIT, recognizes young high school women for their computing-related achievements and interests as part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology.

YAshwee Award 2016

Yashwee Kothari

Award-winners were selected from high schools across New Jersey for their outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.

“Encouraging young women’s interest in technology careers is critical; our workforce needs their creativity and their innovation,” said Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder of NCWIT.

“Morris County School of Technology is proud that one of its own students received this prestigious award, and offers an Academy for Computer Information Science, recognizing its value to students’ future success,” said Shari Castelli, Director of Curriculum and Programs.

The Morris County Vocational School District provides vocational and enrichment programs that inspire and prepare students to succeed in today’s world and pursue tomorrow’s opportunities. Find out more at (www.mcvts.org) to learn about programs, including high school Career Academies, Share Time Programs, and Continuing Education programs.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance.

Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers. Find out more at www.ncwit.org