The purpose of the SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA) is to inspire high school students to pursue careers in engineering and technology.
SWENext High School Leadership Academy (SHLA) is a program that provides awareness and inspires high school students to pursue careers in engineering and technology. SHLA provides students with leadership training, college advice, self-development topics, and the opportunity to experience the SWE community first-hand through networking, coaching, and mentoring to learn techniques to pursue STEM careers.
The SHLA program provides year-round programming in addition to a program held in conjunction with SWE's Annual Conference to provide high-school students with training and development opportunities in five key program tracks including:
- College preparation
- STEM pathways
- Inclusion and cultural awareness
To become familiar with engineering pathways and develop a STEM identity, it is critical that STEM-interested high school girls have access to women in the engineering workforce. SHLA provides the opportunity for students to experience the SWE community first-hand through networking, coaching, and mentoring to learn techniques to pursue STEM careers.
Year-Round SHLA Learning Events
SHLA core year-round programming will be delivered using the following methods:
SWENext TV is live learning and on-demand content based on SHLA's key program tracks. All on-demand content will be hosted in the SHLA Google Classroom along with additional resources and materials for students. Check out the SWENext TV learning events below:
- Techniques For Advocating For Yourself, on-demand now available - view here
- College Considerations, on-demand now available - view here.
- Resumes and Letters of Recommendation, on-demand now available - view here.
- College Essays and The Common Application, on-demand now available - view here.
- Scholarships and Financial Aid, on-demand now available - view here.
Upcoming SHLA Programming
- Empowering Others through STEM, Tuesday, January 12
- College Advisor Panel - What to Expect as an Engineering Major, Tuesday, March 9
- Checking Your Bias: How To Promote An Inclusive SWENext Community, Tuesday, May 11
This project is based upon work partially supported by the generosity of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, Lockheed Martin, General Motors and Cisco.