“As the U.S. becomes more scientifically complex and its job market more technology-driven, the national need for a larger, more diverse, science-and computer-literate and skilled workforce becomes more acute.”

- New Formulas for America's Workforce: Girls in Science and Engineering. National Science Foundation, 2003.

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education Equity Activities
Illinois State Board of Education Gender Equity Advisory Committee and Statewide Nontraditional Leadership Team of the Illinois Workforce Investment Board

Forging New Pathways: Promising Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Students in Career and Technical Education Programs that are Nontraditional for Their Gender
National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, Association of Career and Technical, Education, National Women's Law Center, (June, 2005)

Measuring Motivation and Barriers in the Adult Education Training Survey: A Critical Review
Kjell Rubenson
Applied Research Branch, Human Resources Development Canada, (2001)

“Twenty-five Years of Research on Gender and Ethnic Differences in Math and Science Career Choices: What Have We Learned?”
Janis E. Jacobs
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (2005)

"Womentech Digital Library."
National Institute for Women in Trades, Technology and Science