Aspirations Awards in the News: Breck High School Senior Darartu Gamada

CBS Minnesota ‘Minnesotan To Meet’ … Breck High School Senior Darartu Gamada

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – In the next seven years there are expected to be more than a million job openings for computer specialists.

The U.S. Labor Department expects graduates here in the U.S. can only fill roughly 40 percent of those positions. In addition to a shortage of graduates, there’s also a huge shortage of women in these jobs.

In this week’s Minnesotan to Meet, Ali Lucia introduces us to one student at Breck High School senior who is way ahead of the game.

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Fourth Annual Aspirations for Women in Computing Awards

Applications open until Nov. 1, 2015

If you have a high school daughter or know of a student who knows how to crack the code, the deadline for the 4th annual Minnesota Aspirations for Women in Computing is accepting applications until to November 4. The winners receive iPads, cash prizes and mentorship/job shadowing opportunities.