HFC hosts seminar on non-traditional careers for women Oct. 26

DEARBORN — Henry Ford College will host “Imagine the Possibilities: Non-Traditional Careers for Women in Technology Seminar” from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26.

The seminar will be held in the Patterson Technical Building on the main campus, 5101 Evergreen. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary continental breakfast.

HFC faculty members will speak about their respective academic areas and available career opportunities in several industries. Imad Nouri, associate dean of Counseling and Dr. Brenda Hildreth, coordinator of Student Outreach & Support, will give the opening remarks.

Faculty presenters include:
• Marrci Conner, lead faculty of Computer Information Systems.
• Dan Kearney, lead faculty of Criminal Justice.
• Guy Pizzino, lead faculty of Machine Tool Technology/CNC.
• Lauren Wallace, instructor of Culinary Arts.
• Chad Austin, director of Career Services.
• Chad Richert, lead faculty of Architecture/Construction Technology.
• Gregory Laskowski, lead faculty of Energy Technology.
• Roger Weekes, lead faculty of Industrial Drafting/CAD.

This seminar is designed to field questions about the various programs offered at HFC that are non-traditional areas of study for women. The faculty speakers will open up a dialogue with the audience. In some cases, students enrolled in these programs will speak about their experiences. Additionally, faculty and matriculating students will speak to various program requirements, offer lab demonstrations and discuss employment opportunities.

“This is seminar is designed to introduce women to technological areas of study that are non-traditional for women. This year, we’ve broadened our outreach, reaching out to a greater number of public school districts and community agencies that work with older, returning adult students,” said Diane Green, Licensed Professional Counselor at HFC.

Lunch will be available following speaking sessions, as well as a raffle. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. However, people are encouraged to pre-register by contacting either Cynthia Anderson at 313-845-9629 or via email at cranderson4@hfcc.edu or Brenda Redinger at 313-845-9617 or via email at bredinger@hfcc.edu.