Jan 7, 2014 8:09 PM
A Chico non-profit has a new pilot program geared towards getting young women involved in technology.
Computers for Classrooms have teamed up with Microsoft and a software company called iFixit.
IFixit provides tools and instructions that allow anyone to fix everything from cell phones to iPods to tablets.
Microsoft has provided funding for the tools the 12 young women will be using.
Computers for Classrooms Founder and President said the program, which goes through June, has the opportunity to grow on a global level.
“So the girls are given free tools, given an explanation on how to set up a business, and they're given assistance in learning how to do it,” Pat Furr said.
The young women will be practicing with the co-founder of iFixit this Saturday.
They could also use equipment to practice with, so Computers for Classrooms will gladly take used equipment at their location.
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