Lead an Activity at Women Can Do 2019
We are currently accepting proposals for workshops and action expo activities!
We will begin to review proposals starting June 1 and accept proposals on a rolling basis until full.
Vermont Works for Women is seeking enthusiastic professionals to lead workshops and action expo activities at our annual Women Can Do conference. Successful lessons introduce students to non-traditional careers for women, or life skills, through fun, engaging, youth-centered activities. Every inch of this program is designed to safely introduce students to high-paying career pathways they might not have considered. Please note: proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to the conference’s goals and resource needs. Check out our WCD safety video!
Workshops are hour-long classes offered 3 times during the event. Workshops highlight a career where women are underrepresented, such as STEAM and the skilled trades, or life skills such as personal finance, public speaking, job search skills, etc. We are especially interested in workshops that highlight the following career fields: construction, engineering (civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, etc.), web & software developers, law enforcement & forensics, cyber-security, environmental & health science, graphic design, film production/direction, advanced manufacturing.
Action Expo is a farmer’s market style fair that takes place outdoors under a large tent. Action Expo occurs three times during the day for one hour each. All activities are hands on and fast paced (5-10 min). Students travel from station to station to get a taste of dozens of professional and technical fields through exciting mini hands-on activities, such as, using a chainsaw, driving a tractor, operating a flight simulator, carving stone, financial softball, using a microscope, protecting a smartphone from hackers, or crisis negotiating. The idea is simply to “spark” an interest through a short impactful activity.