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June 22, 2012

Posted by Jane Fritz in Uncategorized.

I thought you might be interested in an item I just posted on my personal blog, robbyrobinsjourney.wordpress.com.

Robby Robin's Journey

As I ran along our local trail this morning, re-establishing some semblance of a running schedule, I noticed that our town’s trail and landscape maintenance crews were out in full force and that most of the maintenance “men” were young women. The first group I came to included two small trucks moving slowly along the paved trail towing trailers for their industrial-strength mowers. The truck drivers and the mower drivers in that group were all women.

Why did I even take notice? It reminded me of my own industry – ICT (information and communications technology). The ICT industry – or just IT – faces enormous challenges in finding enough people to fill well-paying positions, and the lack of interest on the part of young women makes that challenge even tougher. This isn’t a new problem, but it is one we sure would like to turn around. The trades are in a…

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