Teen programme brings tech companies and DEIS post-primary students together

*** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** DUBLIN : 3/8/2016 : Teen-Turn programme brings together technology companies and DEIS post-primary schools to create opportunity equality in Ireland. The unique programme provides teen girls summer work placements with top technology companies in order to tackle the deficit of women in technology careers as well as bridge the divide between the corporate and the community. The “Teen-Turnships” commenced August 2nd, 2016 with 5 DEIS post-primary schools placing students on projects at 9 technology companies. Each placement is assigned a female mentor. Pictured (l-r) were mentors Dovile Janusauskaite, Laura Murphy and Sophie Sorel from Murex with students Shauna Montgomery, Chloe McDonnell and Laura Byrne from Ringsend College. Picture Conor McCabe Photography. MEDIA CONTACT : Joanne Dolan, dolanjo@tcd.ie

Teen-Turn mentors Dovile Janusauskaite, Laura Murphy and Sophie Sorel from Murex with students Shauna Montgomery, Chloe McDonnell and Laura Byrne from Ringsend College

A newly launched programme, Teen-Turn, is aiming to encourage further involvement of women in STEM sectors by exposing teenage girls to technology based roles.

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