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.