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“Guys and Guts” and “Girls Go Tech” workshops for middle schoolers are back
Bellingham, Wash. – Upcoming workshops at Whatcom Community College will introduce middle school students to non-traditional education and career paths. The March 10 “Guys and Guts” and April 14 “Girls Go Tech” programs allow 11-14-year-olds to learn about the worlds of healthcare and technology respectively through thought-provoking activities. The workshops also include information sessions for parents wanting to learn more about access to college and WCC’s programs.
Register now for the Guys and Guts event held 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. March 10 at Whatcom’s state-of-the-art Health Professions Education Center. The workshop highlights medically oriented fields, offering hands-on activities related to health professions including drawing “blood” from an artificial arm, measuring lung capacity, resuscitating a simulation mannequin, measuring blood pressure, and much more.
Enrollment is also open for the Girls Go Tech workshop, held 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. April 14, which offers an interactive approach to learning more about technology-related programs at WCC. In hands-on labs, students will experiment with Raspberry Pi computers, information security vulnerabilities and safeguards, and various energy sources.
The $10 workshop fee covers one middle school student and their parent or guardian. Registration includes hands-on activities, lunch for two, t-shirt for the student, campus scavenger hunt, presentations, and career and educational information.
Registration deadline is March 5 for Guys and Guts and April 10 for Girls Go Tech. Space is limited so register early. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360.383.3234. Register online at whatcom.edu/guysandguts and whatcom.edu/girlsgotech.
These workshops are made possible by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Act and generous donations from local service organizations.