Submitted by: Whatcom Community College
Registration is now open for popular workshops that introduce middle school students to non-traditional education and career paths. The March 9 “Guys and Guts” and April 13 “Girls Go Tech” programs allow 11-14-year-olds to learn about the worlds of healthcare and technology respectively through thought-provoking activities. The daylong workshops include information sessions for parents wanting to learn more about access to college as well as WCC’s programs.
“Guys and Guts” will take place 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at Whatcom’s state-of-the-art Health Professions Education Center. The workshop highlights healthcare fields and offers hands-on activities such as drawing “blood” from an artificial arm, experiencing paraffin wax physical therapy, examining a real human skeleton, and more.
“Girls Go Tech” will be held 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 13 and will offer an interactive approach to learning more about technology-related programs at WCC. In hands-on labs, students will experiment with information security vulnerabilities and safeguards, apply knowledge learned about circuits to wire a scaled down model of a room, and design and make an object using a laser cutter.
The $10 registration fee includes lunch for one middle school student and their parent or guardian and a commemorative t-shirt for the student. Scholarship opportunities are available. Space is limited so register early. Learn more and register online at whatcom.edu/guysandguts and whatcom.edu/girlsgotech.