COD Hosts Free ‘Breaking Boundaries’ Career Workshop for Women Sept. 29

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By Mike McKissackCollege of DuPage will host “Breaking Boundaries: A Career Exploration Series for Women” from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Sept. 29, in the Technical Education Center on the
College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.This event is free and open to the public.“The goal of this event is for attendees to get exposure to high paying, in-demand
careers that they may not have previously considered because the careers are in typically
male-dominated fields,” said COD Workforce Development Specialist Adela Meitz. “This
event strongly aligns with the College’s commitment to promote training for students
seeking in-demand career paths.” During Breaking Boundaries, attendees will learn about a broad range of technology
and trade careers, attend an informative panel discussion, tour the College’s training
labs to gain hands-on experience, and learn about educational opportunities at College
of DuPage.According to Lisa Schvach, Director of the WorkNet DuPage County Workforce Development
Division, the workshop is the first in a series of events to be held throughout the
community. She said Breaking Boundaries will not only help women train for and find
more gainful employment, it will also address the skills gap felt in the community
and the nation.“There are many companies in traditionally male industries that are in dire need of
more skilled workers,” she said. “The jobs in these industries typically pay higher
wages than many traditionally female roles and offer a quicker, easier path to upward
career growth.”Space for this event is limited. To register, please visit cod.edu/breaking-boundaries and register by Friday, Sept. 22.For more information on this event, click here, call (630) 942-2389 or email meitza@cod.edu.College of DuPage is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Serving
approximately 28,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community
college in the state of Illinois. The College grants nine …

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