VC spotlights industrial careers for women at Ladies’ Night
Alexia Leal
Alexia Leal, one of four women currently enrolled in Victoria College's Instrumentation Program, will share her experiences with other women who attend Ladies' Night: Women in Industry on May 3.

Victoria College is teaming up with regional companies to showcase career opportunities for women in the industrial trades. Ladies’ Night: Women in Industry will take place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at VC’s Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Road.

“Women do not generally think about a career in the industrial trades, but the fact is that women are doing well in this field,” said Sherri Pall, director of Workforce and Continuing Education. “A career in traditional fields such as healthcare or education may not be for all women, and that’s alright. This event will give women an opportunity to explore other options and find out if a career in industry may be a good fit.”

Attendees will be able to visit with women already working as welders, operators, millwrights, electricians and other craftswomen about having a successful career in a once male-dominated field. Representatives from companies such as INVISTA, Caterpillar, DOW, Victoria Electric Cooperative and JP Energy will talk about their career choice as well as how they prepared for their chosen field.

VC’s state-of-the-art truck simulator will give attendees a feel for what it’s like to drive a big rig, and other hands-on activities will be offered.

Recent graduates and students enrolled in VC’s Truck Driving, Instrumentation and Electronics Technology programs will share their experiences, and VC staff will be on hand to answer questions about upcoming courses. A representative from the Industrial Merit Shop Education Foundation will also provide information on locally awarded NCCER certificates that are recognized nationally.

Victoria College offers a variety of training options leading to industry-recognized credentials, certificates and associate degrees. Scholarship opportunities are available for many of the programs and courses.

The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP at

For more information, visit or contact Sherri Pall at (361) 582-2590 or

Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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