Women and Work Conference set Wednesday

Mar 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Business news

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POCATELLO — This spring over 225 girls in grades 9 through 12 from regional high schools and community members will attend the 17th annual Women and Work Conference, where they learn about occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

The conference will be Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building on the Idaho State University campus. Students are encouraged to invite their parent to come along. They can attend a workshop to learn about careers that can provide a livable income, employment benefits, and a career ladder that can move women from minimum wage jobs into enjoyable and successful careers.

This year’s keynote speaker is Krystal Chanda, principal partner at A&E Engineering, a licensed professional civil engineer who served as the lead design engineer for the Portneuf Wellness Complex, in addition to serving as the coordinator for the SE Idaho Regional MATHCOUNTS competition. Contact the Center for New Directions at 208-282-2454 or visit the website at www.isu.edu/cnd for information.

One attendee will get a $500 ISU College of Technology scholarship.

Participants will explore a variety of topics, including health occupations and Computer Aided Design Drafting. The girls will also roll up their sleeves during hands-on career exploration sessions as they tour ISU programs. A dynamic finale during each conference is the Career Showcase, presenting women in their occupational attire.

This year, a grand prize $500 scholarship will be awarded to one lucky attendee for their fall 2017 semester when they attend the Idaho State University College of Technology.

Attendees leave inspired to consider the widest range of career paths. Many young women have returned to the Center for New Directions to enroll in a career path they discovered while attending a previous Conference. Contact the Center for New Directions at 208-282-2454 or visit the website at www.isu.edu/cnd for information.

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