Baker College of Auburn Hills — in partnership with Oakland Community College (OCC), the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Michigan Works! — will host the ninth annual Women in Transition conference on Friday, Nov. 9. The event, entitled “Everything you ever wanted to know about getting ahead,” is designed to assist and support women. This is just the kind of thing that’s needed in this era of slow economic recovery, heightened competition for available jobs, and rapidly emerging sectors in the economy. But here’s the catch — the registration deadline for this very worthwhile conference is today, Wednesday, Nov. 7, so any and all women interested must act today.
The conference is designed to assist and support women who recognize a need to continue their education in order to achieve an improved situation in the workplace and in their economic situations. All women are welcome to attend the conference.
The day-long event focuses on the issues women experience when returning to school. These issues include the admissions process, course options, employment outlook, personal aptitude, financial aid, tutoring assistance, study skills, and childcare support.
Attendees will learn essential information and tips about recognizing skills and interests, choosing and preparing for a career and getting into college or entering a trade school.
The day begins with an address from the keynote speaker, followed by various presentations on the previously mentioned topics.
Barbara Felder, judicial secretary to Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Phyllis C. McMillen, will be the guest speaker. She has been employed with the court for more than 12 years.
Other guests and presenters are expected to include representatives of Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, Lighthouse PATH, and others.
The Women in Transition conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Baker College of Auburn Hills, 1500 University Drive. The $15 enrollment fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, all sessions and handouts, and door prizes. Scholarships are available for those unable to pay the enrollment fee.
For more information and to register, call Baker College at 248-340-0600 or 888-429-0410. Again, the deadline to register is today, Wednesday, Nov. 7. As such, call Baker College at 248-340-0600 to register over the telephone, and if need be, to inquire about the scholarship to cover the conference fee.
If you’re a woman the least bit interested in returning to school to enhance your previous education, looking to attend to a post-secondary institution or trade school for the first time, or are considering a career change that will require additional education, you owe it to yourself to attend this conference.