A New Look in a New Direction

Southwestern Illinois College's (SWIC) FY 2012 New Look Project

* A New Look in a New Direction: An attempt to increase Nontraditional Participation and Completion at SWIC? includes the participation of students at the secondary and post-secondary level in activities that will help SWIC reach the long term goal of increasing nontraditional participation, completion and placement.

1)Through collaboration between secondary and post-secondary educators, a ?New Look at the Trades? day will take place on the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus and will highlight careers in the manufacturing and architecture & construction clusters targeting up to 40 secondary students, targeting female but open to males, interested in the trades. Hands-on activities, mentoring, round-table discussions on the importance of gender diversity in the workplace that includes sexual harassment, and having access to continuing career-related resources.

2)At the post-secondary level, student interns within the College Business Division who are in the Information Technology, Business Administration, Law and Public Safety, and Arts, A/V Technology & Communication programs of study will participate in two separate ”Network of Success Forums.” The Forums will consist of individuals in nontraditional career fields/nontraditional mentors and/or knowledgeable human resource professionals who will discuss the importance of gender diversity in the workplace and provide tips on how to be successful in today's world of work. All participants will be provided access to many resources that will assist them in finding employment.

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Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Amy
Last Name: 
Markus
Title: 
Nontraditional Career Specialist
Location: 
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
United States
Program Details
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Girls served annually: 
0
Boys served annually: 
0
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
New Look Project
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Amy
Last Name: 
Markus
Title: 
NMNWSE Communications Chair
Location: 
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL
United States
Phone: 6182352700
Slug: 
a-new-look-in-a-new-direction-2

Available Resources/Activities

workshops/classes/training
speakers
mentoring
job shadowing
computer access

Collaboration Interests

working with K-12 schools
sharing resources
joint event planning

Populations Served

high school
2 year college

Needed Resources/Activities

funding/sponsorship

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