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SPARK: Women Can Do @ Generator
Generator Makerspace
40 Sears Lane, Burlington, VT

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Vermont Works for Women and Generator Makerspace present Spark: Women Can Do @ Generator, a free career exploration event for female and non-binary identifying high school students in grades 9-12. Meet women who are shaping the technology landscape of Vermont, tour the makerspace, participate in hands-on activities, and so much more!

Featured Workshops: 
Find a Career that Fits!
If you’re like most young people, you don’t have an answer to the big “what do you want to be” question and you’re not alone! No matter if you’re 100% sure, or haven’t got a clue, this class will give you tips and tools to help frame your thinking about career paths, industries, and how to get yourself into a field that's going to work for you.
Presenter:  Rachel Kauppila, Job Developer - Vermont Works for Women

Be Your Own Boss
Thinking about starting your own business now or in the future? Wondering what are some of the steps and challenges? By the end of this mini workshop you’ll be informed about many of the tools and resources available to you and the “next steps” involved in launching a business in Vermont.
Co-Presenters: Laurel Butler, Start-up Business Advisor and Student Entrepreneur Specialist - Vermont Small Business Development Center / Experiential Education – Vermont Technical College 
Gwen Pokalo, Director – Center for Women and Enterprise

Featured Hands-On Activities: Welding • Programming • Design •  Rapid Prototyping • Electronics • Auto Mechanics • Electrical Circuits • Programming Robots • Vinyl Cutter • Hovercrafts

Schedule:
9:00 - 9:30 am  Check In / Sign Up for Workshops
9:30 - 9:50 am Welcome, Opening Activities
9:55 - 12:30 pm Hands-on Stations & Workshops
12:35 - 1:35 pm Lunch & Tours (provided by Champlain College)
1:35 - 2:00 pm Closing Activities

Register Students:
School administrators must return student registration forms along with proof of school insurance no later than May 4, 2018. Scan / email forms to womencando@vtworksforwomen.org or mail to 32A Malletts Bay Ave. Winooski VT 05404. Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants may be turned away due to lack of space. Please note: schools are responsible for transportation to and from Generator Makerspace for this event.