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7:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Louisville Ranks 4th Among Peer Cities For Women In Science, Engineering, Tech and Math Jobs

Suzanne Bergmeister, center, with University of Louisville students who competed in a 2013 innovation competition.
Credit University of Louisville

When Suzanne Bergmeister was young, her parents said she could be anything she wanted.  

So she became an engineer.

When she graduated from Rutgers’ University College of Engineering in 1984 “less than 20 percent” of women were pursuing a career in engineering, she said.

The percentage of women actually working in engineering in the 1980s was just about 5 percent, according to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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7:00 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Code Louisville Aims to Expand the Region's Available Tech Talent


Aaron Wyatt wanted to learn how to develop computer software so fiercely that he almost went to San Francisco to spend $18,000 on a six-month program.  But then, a similar program was offered in Louisville.

"It kept me home," he said.

Plus, it was free and took nearly half the time.

Code Louisville is a cost-free initiative organized by KentuckianaWorks that aims to create a pool of capable workers who can code, program and develop computer systems. It's a bid to attract innovative technology companies to Louisville.

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7:00 am
Mon June 11, 2012

Youth Summer Jobs Program Comes Up Short

Kentuckiana Works executive director Michael Gritton says nearly 300 jobs have been secured for youth this year.

Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal of employing 400 students this summer has not been met, but the Kentuckiana Works summer jobs program has seen growth.

Monday is the first day on the job for around 150 students who signed up for the "Summer Works" program this spring, said Michael Gritton, executive director of Kentuckiana Works, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region.

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