Moraine Park Technical College is hosting a free “Jane of All Trades” event Wednesday, March 7, at 5 p.m. at its Fond du Lac campus.
Females of any age are welcome to come and learn about careers they may have never considered before, though participants under the age of 16 should have a parent/guardian in attendance with them.
This unique event will give women an opportunity to experience numerous careers traditionally seen as fields for men – Automotive, Criminal Justice, IT-Network Specialist, Electricity, Mechanical Design, Welding, Civil or Process Engineering, Electromechanical Technology and more – in a comfortable and judgment-free environment.
During this event, attendees will be able to test careers they might not have previously considered to see if it’s a good fit. They also will be able to see career labs, ask questions about each program, see demonstrations and be able to see firsthand what these careers entail. Each demonstration will last roughly 30 minutes, and participants can attend up to three demonstrations.
“Opportunities in these fields are growing, the starting pay is considerably higher than traditional female positions, and the demand for women to fill these positions is unanswered,” said Renae Fischer, academic advisor-NTO (Non-traditional occupations) at Moraine Park.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nontraditional occupations for women are jobs in which 25 percent or less of the workforce are female. Many of these professions offer significant rewards for those specializing in them, including potentially higher salaries and better benefits, opportunities for advancement, ongoing on-the-job education and training and flexible work hours.
For more information or to register, contact Renae Fischer at (920) 929-2477 or visit www.morainepark.edu/jane.