Women in Technology (WiTECH) creates hands-on learning experiences in the technology and digital media industry for Mercy High School students. With the goal of generating pathways for young women to enter into the technology and digital media industries, WiTECH also partners with companies such as VEX Robotics, Global Girl Media, the Society of Women Engineers, Lucasfilm, and Prynt to provide internship and workshop opportunities for students.
Benefits of WiTECH
Students who participate in this program gain unique experience leveraging 21st century skills and concepts in technology by participating in hands-on workshops. All students can become members of WiTech and achieve distinction upon graduation by completing any number of combinations of approved WiTECH units.
Students are distinguished with membership to the WiTECH program through an accumulation of 30 WiTECH units earned throughout their enrollment at Mercy High School. WiTECH units are a combination of coursework, participation in technology clubs, lectures, out-of-school technology internships and workshops, community service projects with a technology emphasis, or coordinator-approved independent projects. All students who wish to become a member of the WiTECH program must take WiTECH I as a course prior to graduation from Mercy High School. Incoming 9th graders are strongly encouraged to complete the supplemental questions found within the admission application if they hope to start in the program the following academic year.
*Approved courses that satisfy the Technology units may be added at a later time.
View a sample 4-Year WiTech Track