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Clark College event promotes trades class for women

By , Columbian staff writer

Clark College will host a free workshop for women interested in advanced manufacturing and mechanical trades from 6-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the college.

The event is designed for women to learn about careers in mechanical and advanced-manufacturing fields.

Guests also can tour the college’s automotive, diesel and welding labs, participate in hands-on activities and speak with professors.

Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required; long-sleeve shirts are recommended. The college will provide safety goggles and masks.

The college also is providing two $1,800 scholarships to students who attend the event and enroll in Clark’s automotive, diesel or welding program by fall 2022.

“We know that, even in this day and age, women can be discouraged from pursuing careers in fields like automotive technology and welding,” said Armetta Burney, Clark College interim dean of Workforce Professional Technical Education and STEM. “And yet for years we’ve seen our female students succeed in these programs and enter the workforce. The college is holding this event in hopes of showing women the range of career opportunities available to them.”