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Laura Mahey, of Lone Peak High School, reacts as a Van de Graaff generator causes her hair to stand on end at the IM Flash booth during SheTech Explorer Day on Friday, March 3, 2017, in the Grande Ballroom on the campus of Utah Valley University in Orem. ISAAC HALE, Daily Herald

Women Tech Council launches internship program

The Women Tech Council, also known as WTC, launched a technology internship program to provide high school girls the opportunity to interact with technology companies, meet and interact with women in technology and understand the impact they can have by pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM.

Participants will tour tech companies across Silicon Slopes, including: Vivint, Ancestry, Instructure, Dell EMC, Domo, Adobe, HireVue and IM Flash, to learn about working in tech, the types of jobs that exist in the technology industry, and the employability skills they need for a successful career in STEM. During their internship, the girls will present at the state educator’s CTE Conference to demonstrate and teach state educators about activities to engage students in STEM.

“The goal of every internship is to provide girls a vision of what it’s like to work in technology and start them on the path to gain skills, pursue an education and ultimately succeed in their career,” said Cydni Tetro, WTC president and founder. “Through partnering with industry to bring them real experiences in tech, we are creating actionable pathways for girls to be a successful part of the technology economy.”

The internship program is an extension of WTC’s SheTech, a program designed to activate, engage and inspire high school girls to pursue STEM fields and careers through hands-on experience and mentoring with industry experts. As the newest addition to SheTech, the internship program provides another touch point to keep girls engaged with tech companies before they finish high school — increasing the likelihood they will choose to pursue a STEM degree. In the last year, more than 2,000 high school girls participated in SheTech. WTC research shows 90 percent of these girls are more likely to pursue STEM fields.

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American Fork gets CoreLife Eatery’s first Utah location

CoreLife Eatery, a restaurant offering a variety of greens, grains and broth-based dishes, is opening its first Utah location June 23 at 197 W. State Street in American Fork. CoreLife Eatery brings together scratch cooking with flavorful source ingredients and a fast, casual service line for a healthy and affordable eating alternative.

As part of its ongoing commitment to wellness and the community, the new CoreLife Eatery is offering a pre-opening opportunity for a good cause from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 22. That day, CoreLife Eatery will be hosting a ‘pay what you choose’ day, where all guests can pay what they would like for their meal, and all proceeds will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah.

“CoreLife Eatery is a truly unique brand with so many exciting benefits. The brand focuses on bringing clean, healthy and great tasting foods to everyone every day, along with health and wellness,” stated Rick Timmons, CoreLife Eatery franchisee partner. “I am excited to bring this concept to Utah, starting with American Fork.”

The CoreLife Eatery concept has taken off quickly in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Michigan. The first location opened in Syracuse in 2015, and additional locations in Upstate New York and Ohio opened last year. The brand is growing rapidly, and CoreLife Eatery plans to expand to 300 locations nationwide over the next five years. For more information, visit

“We are confident that the American Fork community will soon understand firsthand why our food has become an integral part of the everyday lives for those from all walks of life,” says Scott Davis, president of CoreLife Eatery.

Karissa Neely reports on Business & North County events, and can be reached at (801) 344-2537 or Follow her on Twitter: @DHKarissaNeely