Galveston College to Host 2024 Women In Industry Conference on April 3

Lisa Valadez | 2/8/2024, 12:05 p.m.
Galveston College and eight other community colleges are teaming up to host the 2024 Women In Industry Conference on April …

Galveston College, in collaboration with eight other community colleges forming the Texas Gulf Coast Community College Consortium, is set to host the highly anticipated 2024 Women In Industry Conference. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT, this event, now in its seventh year, is expected to draw over 1,100 high school girls and women eager to explore career opportunities in petrochemical, construction, avionics, biotech, and IT sectors. The venue for this empowering gathering will be the Moody Gardens Convention Center, nestled at One Hope Boulevard in Galveston, Texas.

Joining Galveston College in organizing this enriching event are Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College, and Wharton County Junior College. Representatives from all nine colleges will be present to guide attendees through educational and training programs, financial aid options, student services, and career counseling.

A roster of esteemed sponsors has already pledged their support as of February 1, 2024, including ExxonMobil, Worley, Phillips 66, Chevron Phillips Chemical, OXY, The Chemours Company, Olin, Turner Industries Group LLC, LyondellBasell, Arkema, Shell USA, National Center for Construction Education and Research, and Workforce Solutions.

Vera Lewis-Jasper, the Dean of Technical and Professional Education at Galveston College, encouraged participation from high school girls, college students, military veterans, and women in transition seeking lucrative career paths in traditionally male-dominated fields.

The conference agenda promises engaging keynote sessions during breakfast and lunch, featuring industry leaders from ExxonMobil and Worley. Furthermore, breakout sessions spanning from 9:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. will provide in-depth exploration of various career paths. Throughout the day, exhibitors will be on hand to interact with attendees.

Sharon Pagan, a student success advisor at Galveston College, emphasized the popularity of the event, advising early registration due to its tendency to sell out quickly. The registration fee, a modest $25 per person, covers breakfast and lunch, making the conference accessible to all interested participants.

For those eager to secure their spot, registration is now open and can be completed through the official event page here.