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Women and Work Conference set at Idaho State University on March 9

Posted February 16, 2011

The annual Women and Work Conference, sponsored by the Idaho State University Center for New Directions, will be on Wednesday, March 9. 

The conference presents information on employment opportunities for high school and community women and this year will focus on employment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The Women and Work Conference is held in the ISU Pond Student Union from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The keynote speaker for this year's conference is Lisa Moore-McAteer, an electromechanical technician at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL).  Moore-McAteer has been employed at INL for the past 10 years.  She will describe her occupational journey and the challenges she has overcome leading to employment in her current position.

A variety of workshops for women are offered.  Information will be available on employment in the trades, including employment as an electrician, pipe fitter or painter.  Workshops in forensics, biology, electronics, and website design will provide important information for women to explore.  Other workshops include knowledge about College of Technology programs, banking, military careers, and overcoming math anxiety.

Conference registration is $20 for community women and $10 for students.  Lunch is included.  Scholarships for the cost of registration are available.  Contact the Center for New Directions at 282-2454 for information.

Register in the Center or online at www.isu.edu/cnd.  Deadline to register is March 2.  Day of event registration is available, but space is limited.