Racine County- There's a long road ahead for women in the tech industry, but teachers at Gateway Technical College are trying to fix the gender gap.
According to the Evia group women make up less than 20 percent of U.S. tech jobs, even though they make up more than half of the U.S. workforce.
That's why leaders at Gateway Technical College are offering mentors and outreach programs. "We bring in women engineers to speak with young girls with the hope of getting them involved in the tech industry" said Jill Eide, an instructor of electrical engineering technology, at Gateway Technical College.
Jill started out as a student at the college and then followed her passion and became a teacher at Gateway Technical College. "I was the only female when I first started and now the growth of women in the engineering field can be seen across campus," said Eide.
In the past two years, Gateway Technical College had 18 women graduate. You can also find female students in every class offered at Gateway.