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Competition Seeks to Attract More Women Into It

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Britain's Women in Technology has teamed up with the National IT Learning Center to introduce the Rise of the Cyberella Competition, which will provide funding for information technology (IT) training as its prize. The winner will have the chance to determine the nature of the IT training program and whether to pursue design, technician, or networking qualifications. Women interested in participating in the competition only need to explain in 100 words why they deserve to win free IT training.

The competition's organizers say the event is an opportunity to dispel the nerdy image of the IT industry and to encourage more women to consider a career in technology. "IT is a great place to work but we need more 'Cyberellas,' women with strong IT skills and qualifications who will be a great asset to the industry as well as being role models to encourage more women to join the profession in the future," says Women in Technology director Maggie Berry.

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