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Registration under way for Young Women's Career Day

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports

Registration continues for the "Find Your ID" Young Women's Career Day on Oct. 29 at Western Wyoming Community College.

The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is co-sponsored by the Wyoming Council for Women's Issues and the Sweetwater County Board of Cooperative Education Services, aims to educate Wyoming's young women about the many career opportunities that are available to them and to emphasize the vital role that education will play in the achievement of their life and career goals.

The deadline to register is Tuesday.

"The title of this year's career fair is 'Find Your ID,' because we want students who attend to think not just about employment but about what kind of life's work they can be excited and passionate about, work that fits with who they are and who they want to become," said WWCC's Cammie Pollastro, committee chair for the career-day event.

Representatives from a variety of fields in business, industry, government and education will host sessions in which they discuss the challenges and rewards of their own careers, the kinds of education needed to pursue them, and the future prospects for those jobs.

The keynote speaker for this event is Colorado Rockies owner Linda Alvarado, who is also president and CEO of Denver-based Alvarado Construction, Inc. and a member of the National Women's Hall of Fame.

"I believe that young women, especially, will appreciate the wonderful example Linda offers as a fantastically successful and influential woman who has excelled in what are still too often thought of as male-dominated industries," Pollastro said.

Invitations have been sent to high schools across the state to bring their students to this exciting event. Young women who are interested in attending should contact their school's guidance office for details.

To register a student or school, visit http://www.wwcc.wy.edu/events/women_career_2013/registration.html. Lunch will be provided for participants.

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