Thursday marked the ‘International Day of the Girl‘ and to celebrate Canadian-based Next Dimension is partnering with an organization that empowers female students to pursue careers in skilled trades, STEM, emergency response and entrepreneurship.
The managed service provider based in Windsor has become a national sponsor of Build a Dream and will be joining the organization as it travels across Southern Ontario to promote careers paths in STEM.
According to a press release “Next Dimension is…bringing world class vendors to all three events, as well as participating in panel discussions in each market.” Female staff from Next Dimension will take part in the panels and share their stories about working in the tech sector.
Founded in 1997, Next Dimensions is an IT services managed service provider for cloud solutions, IT services and application development across North America. The MSP partners with a number of major companies including IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and Dell.
“Next Dimension is a phenomenal employer with offices in each of our event markets, and we can’t wait for the young women to learn about the many career pathways they provide,”said Nour Hachem-Fawaz, president of Build a Dream in the release. “We look forward to profiling their female staff on our panel as they share their journey in the tech sector with thousands of young women across the province.”
Build a Dream began in 2014 and offers programs and events, working with students as well as their parents to help inform them about career paths where women are typically underrepresented. It helps them by offering access to information, opportunities and helps in building networks with its mentor program. It has a key focus on helping diversify the workforce, especially in STEM areas where woman account for only 28.4 per cent globally in areas like scientific research and development, as CDN has previously reported.
Adam Davis, CEO of Next Dimensions, said in a statement that the company is excited to help educate young women and girls about these career paths. “As our company continues to grow in each market, it is important that we promote, develop, and cultivate local talent. Build a Dream encourages young women to explore our industry, and it’s important that we connect them with our team, including many females within our executive and management staff.”