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International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day

April 18, 2017
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The first International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day will be held on April 27th in West Michigan. Women are significantly underrepresented in ICT fields, and in hopes to counter this, sixty eight-grade girls from seven Muskegon Country schools are planned to attend this event.

Schools include Muskegon Heights Academy, Muskegon Middle School, Nellie B. Chisholm Middle School, Oakridge Middle School, Orchard View Middle School, Reeths-Puffer Middle School and Whitehall Middle School.

This event is hosted by Baker College’s Muskegon campus and sponsored by area businesses, so it is free for attendees. Baker College’s Muskegon campus offers two bachelor’s degrees in information technology and security and in computer science, and an associate degree in information technology with specialties in Cisco and Microsoft.

Event speakers will be women who have excelled in ICT careers and a Baker College student earning a bachelor’s degree in information technology and security. The speakers will present and join the girls in groups to assemble, program and wirelessly control GoPiGo robotic minicars.  The girls will also take apart a PC and put it back together, and make a network cable.

Since employment is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, we hope the girls attending this event will encourage girls to pursue careers in ICT fields.

We are excited to see these girls learn and grow in the field of ICT!

WHEN:    Thursday, April 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

WHERE:    Baker College’s Muskegon campus, 1903 Marquette Ave.

A special thank you to the sponsors: cPanel Inc., Arconic and ADAC Automotive, and Baker College.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day

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International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day

April 18, 2017
zoom

 

The first International Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day will be held on April 27th in West Michigan. Women are significantly underrepresented in ICT fields, and in hopes to counter this, sixty eight-grade girls from seven Muskegon Country schools are planned to attend this event.

Schools include Muskegon Heights Academy, Muskegon Middle School, Nellie B. Chisholm Middle School, Oakridge Middle School, Orchard View Middle School, Reeths-Puffer Middle School and Whitehall Middle School.

This event is hosted by Baker College’s Muskegon campus and sponsored by area businesses, so it is free for attendees. Baker College’s Muskegon campus offers two bachelor’s degrees in information technology and security and in computer science, and an associate degree in information technology with specialties in Cisco and Microsoft.

Event speakers will be women who have excelled in ICT careers and a Baker College student earning a bachelor’s degree in information technology and security. The speakers will present and join the girls in groups to assemble, program and wirelessly control GoPiGo robotic minicars.  The girls will also take apart a PC and put it back together, and make a network cable.

Since employment is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, we hope the girls attending this event will encourage girls to pursue careers in ICT fields.

We are excited to see these girls learn and grow in the field of ICT!

WHEN:    Thursday, April 27, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

WHERE:    Baker College’s Muskegon campus, 1903 Marquette Ave.

A special thank you to the sponsors: cPanel Inc., Arconic and ADAC Automotive, and Baker College.

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FAQ's

  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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I wouldn’t be in the position that I’m in, without having my degree.

Sandy Schrah
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