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Brazosport College to showcase opportunities for women

Brazosport College to showcase opportunities for women

Wed Oct 1, 2014

The construction industry continues to grow at a rapid rate and workers are always in high demand. As a result, this provides various employment opportunities throughout our area for not only men, but also women.

 
Brazosport College will present an information session designed to help women learn about the many employment opportunities in the construction industry.
 
The Women in Construction Information Session will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. The event will be in Gator Hall, on the Brazosport College campus at 500 College Boulevard in Lake Jackson.
 
Safety demos and registration for the event begins at 4:30 p.m.
 
Those attending the information session will learn from successful petrochemical industry employees and create camaraderie with other women in this fast-growing and dynamic industry. Whether one is interested in process technology, instrumentation, office administration, payroll, welding, pipefitting, millwright or other careers, this is a prime opportunity to join in an open dialogue session about what it’s like to be a woman in the construction industry.
 
Petrochemical employees will share personal experiences and be available to answer questions.
 
“There is an impending demand for workers that we will not be able to fulfill unless we tap all of our resources, and women play an extremely important role in filling that demand,” said Beth Cassidy, Brazosport College Director of Workforce Development and School Partnerships. “Nobody should ever dismiss an opportunity because of perceptions or stereotypes. We need an awareness that these careers are available for women in our area.”
 
The Women in Construction Information Session is open to anyone interested in working in the construction industry.
 
For more information, contact Beth Cassidy at 979.230.3153 or e-mail beth.cassidy@brazosport.edu.