“Girl Tech” Helps Local High School Girls Discover New Career Opportunities

An event at Northwestern Michigan College’s Aero Park Campus is helping girls discover new opportunities.

"Girl Tech" is bringing more than 100 high school sophomores from the area for a seminar on non-traditional career opportunities.

These include fields like agricultural science, marine technology and engineering.

It’s a chance for girls to expand thoughts on what they might do for a future career.

“We also like them to look at what local training opportunities are available should they decide to pursue a non-traditional career,” says Girl Tech co-coordinator, Kris Wendland. “For example in welding, those girls could come to the program at the career tech center.”

The event runs Friday from 8:30am until 2pm.

If girls want to participate next year, they should consult their high school counselors.