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“Guys and Guts” and “Girls Go Tech” workshops for middle schoolers are back

Post Date:01/09/2018 3:57 p.m.

Guys & Guts Workshop 2017Bellingham, 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 lgardner@whatcom.edu 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.  

About Whatcom:

Whatcom Community College is a regionally and nationally accredited college with an accomplished faculty and staff who serve 11,000 students annually. The College works closely with industry to prepare graduates to excel in their fields and meet emerging business trends. On its campus in Bellingham, Wash., and through online courses, Whatcom offers a four-year bachelor of applied science, transfer and professional-technical degrees, as well as basic education, job skills training, and community education classes. For more information, visit whatcom.edu

Contact:

Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College PIO, 360.383.3310, pio@whatcom.edu 
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