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February 10, 2012
2012 Women’s Conference on March 17 to Focus on Transitions
College of the Canyons invites women from across the Santa Clarita Valley to participate in an inspirational, hands-on day of information and support designed to empower them to successfully make important transitions in their lives during the 2012 COC Women’s Conference. The event is sponsored by Boston Scientific, Valencia Neuromodulation.
Recognizing that transition is a constant factor in both a women’s personal and professional life, event organizers have focused this year’s Women’s Conference around five key information strands: Business, Education, Career Exploration, Financial Planning and Women’s Health.
Attendees will have access to a variety of interactive breakout sessions, each led by a local subject expert or industry professional who will share inspirational stories of triumph and success, along with tips and information about how to:
- Match your skill set with a new career
- Receive job training
- Create an effective resume
- Prepare for an job interview
- Start your own successful business
- Achieve financial peace and plan for retirement
- Improve your overall health and wellness
“The challenges women face in their lives often require them to consider new paths that may take their family, career and personal life into unchartered territories,” said Deborah Rio, the college’s Dean of Enrollment Services and chair of the conference. “College of the Canyons wants to provide the women, and men, in our community with a day dedicated to overcoming those challenges and provide them with the resources needed to transition to new ways of thinking that will allow them to realize their potential.”
The 2012 College of the Canyons Women’s Conference is scheduled 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, located at the Valencia campus.
Admission is $15 per person and includes access to the entire conference, including any three morning breakout sessions, a continental breakfast and entrance to the post-conference Resource Fair.
Resource Fair attendees will have additional opportunities to meet with conference presenters and network with representatives from various college departments and community organizations dedicated to helping individuals reach their career development goals, including:
- Apple One Staffing
- Sage Staffing
- Santa Clarita WorkSource Center
- Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center
- College of the Canyons Career Services
- College of the Canyons Career Technical Education
- College of the Canyons Fast Track Institute
- College of the Canyons Cooperative Work Experience Education (CWEE) internship program
- College of the Canyons Volunteer Bureau
- Single Mother’s Outreach
A selection of woman-owned gourmet food trucks, with food available for purchase, will also be on hand during this portion of the event.
“We look forward to interacting with other women in our community,” added Rio, “on a day that promises to be uplifting, informative, inspirational and fun.”
For more information or to register to attend, follow the link below or contact the Women's Conference event desk at (661) 362-3044. For information about becoming an event sponsor, contact Cathy Ritz, chair of the Women’s Conference sponsorship committee, at (661) 362-3639.