INFORMATICS DIVERSITY ENHANCED WORKFORCE (IDEW)

Organization name: IUPUI

Program Type

Academic programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) initiative addresses local and national IT/informatics workforce needs through community partnerships, attracting diverse high school students to informatics subjects with interesting, innovative and engaging programs, mentorship support, and development of skills and knowledge, providing a successful and diverse workforce that can power the digital economy. The iDEW initiative will introduce computing concepts through real- world problems and solving those problems using Informatics solutions that are exciting and hands-on.
Success Metrics: Education: [Access for underrepresented populations, Completion, Dropout prevention, Information technology and computer literacy, K-12 education, Learning disabilities, Literacy, Mentoring, Postsecondary education, Professional development for teachers, School readiness, STEM education], Social Issues: [At-Risk youth, Equity, diversity, or inclusion], Community and Economic Development: [Entrepreneurship, Program delivery, Technology/web assistance/training]

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

600

Black or African Americans Annually Served

34%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

16%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $300,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $0

Contact Information

Organization Name: IUPUI
Website: https://soic.iupui.edu/idew/curriculum/
Respondents Name: Karen Dace
Email: kdace@iupui.edu

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