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VAHS students to attend AWC Non-Traditional Career Conference

Students at Vista High School will be getting a glimpse at potential careers that break gender roles at the 9th Annual Arizona Western College (AWC) Non-Traditional Careers Conference from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, September 22, 2017.

VHS students will travel to AWC and interact with professionals of non-traditional careers at the conference provided by AWC’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Division and the AWC Office of Early College Experiences. 

The conference will include interactive sessions for the following careers:  Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting/EMT, Construction, Automotive, Welding, Engineering, Culinary, Electrical, Economic, Informatics, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Early Childhood Education, Message Therapy, Sports Medicine, Hospitality, Secondary Education Finance/Marketing, Graphic Design, and Accounting. 

The event will serve as an opportunity for VHS students to get more information regarding the school’s own CTE program and also learn about their options with higher education CTE programs.

A non-traditional career is defined as an occupation in which more than 75 percent of the workforce is of the opposite gender. The conference will give students an opportunity to hear from industry leaders working in non-traditional careers. The goal of the conference is to give these future college students a chance to work with AWC, their local partners and faculty in two interactive breakout sessions. More than 300 Yuma and La Paz County high school students have been invited to attend the conference.

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Christopher Franey