Women’s History Month at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Our next Women’s History Programming event is “The Non-Traditional Work Force Panel for Men and Women.” Our high schools and communities are cordially invited to participate and see what SSC has to offer. This is an excellent opportunity to explore what is available for a non-traditional career such as Nursing, Paralegal, Teacher Aide, Child Development, Administrative Assistant for men, and Welding, Truck Driving, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Highway Construction and Trades, Engineering Technology, Building and Construction for women.

This year’s expo, along with a student panel, actual workers in the field, and SSC educators and staff, will feature a physician and a librarian. Damon McGhee, part-time librarian at South Suburban College whose specialty is information literacy and technology, will speak to the field of librarianship. He will discuss how he navigates the world of librarianship in a female dominated career with women holding 85% of all librarian positions in the U.S. Additionally, he will highlight why males should not shy away from female dominated professions. Dr. Kara Davis will discuss her role and the challenges she faces in a male dominated profession with men accounting for 69% of all M.D.’s in the U.S. Additionally, she will highlight how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education is so very important for females. Lastly, our experienced staff will articulate how various professions have changed throughout the years, and how South Suburban College can help individuals get a head start, a certificate, or a degree toward these professions, many often paying $50,000 a year or more.

Mark your calendars. The event is planned for Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on SSC’s Main Campus at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, IL. Please join us to learn more, gain insightful information, and weigh your options. Refreshments will be served. More information is available by calling Corrie Gray at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2499 or Patrice Burton at ext. 5841.

Photo of Dr. Kara Davis
Pictured: Dr. Kara Davis