Counselors for Computing (C4C)

Educators and students alike look to professional school counselors for ways to encourage girls, women, and underrepresented groups to pursue computing. But knowing where to start is hard, even for the most experienced counselors. NCWIT can help counselors remove the barriers so students choose to learn computing, consider pursuing technical career paths, and believe their voices can be heard in the tech industry.

Who We Are

The NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) program provides information and resources that help counselors join the front line of the computing conversation. We bring people and programs together with professional development, knowledge, and resources to give all students access to transformative computing careers.

Download our information sheet to learn how C4C helps counselors with professional development.

Getting Involved

  • Tune in to Advising for Future-Ready Careers, a C4C webinar series that provides information and resources to school counselors, educators, graduate students, and those in school advising roles. (Advising for Future-Ready Careers is funded by the Department of Defense STEM (DoD STEM) seeking to attract, inspire, and develop exceptional STEM talent across the educational continuum.)
  • Invite us over: NCWIT offers custom and local professional development for computing education and careers at no cost. Contact us to get started.
  • Use C4C-related materials to explore technology career paths, gauge student interest, create lesson plans, lead workshops, or kick-start conversations.

Why are counselors so excited about C4C?

Why is C4C important? How does it inspire? How does it help every day? This enthusiastic counselor tells all.

C4C is a project of the NCWIT K-12 Alliance, made possible by Apple, the Merck Company Foundation, DoDSTEM, Google, Palo Alto Networks and the Cognizant U.S. Foundation.

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