March 5, 2014, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Idaho State University, Pond Student Union Building
1025 S. 8th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho
The Idaho State University Center for New Directions is presenting the 13th annual Women and Work Conference on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in the Pond Student Union Building.
Each year over 225 girls in grades 9 through 12 from regional high schools attend the Conference where they learn about occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These careers can provide a livable income, employment benefits, and a career ladder that can move women from a minimum wage job into a successful career they can enjoy.
This year's keynote speaker is Courtney Reed-Jenkins who is a nationally-recognized expert on equity in education with more than 15 years experience working in the public and community-based sector on gender issues affecting girls and women in education.
The high school girls will attend workshops on a variety of topics, including, "College – Can I Do It?" "Build Your World – Architecture and Land Design," "The Flexibility of Physical Therapy," and "Taming the Monster Under the Bed - Math." 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 Fashion Show presenting women in their occupational attire.
Individuals may contact the Center for New Directions at 282-2454 for information.