Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College to hold Tech Forward: Women in Trades event

By Marilyn Twine

Showcasing: Trades, Technology & Public Service Careers

Lansing, Mich. – LCC will hold Tech Forward: Women in Trades from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the West Campus location, 5708 Cornerstone Drive, Lansing.

The Tech Forward: Women in Trades, Technology and Public Service Careers event is designed to expose those who self-identify as women, to careers that provide both financial stability and economic mobility. This women-centered event is intended to provide opportunities to learn about career pathways that might not have been previously accessible.

“We want to ensure that students of all backgrounds and walks of life have an opportunity to learn about, feel welcomed in, and be supported while attending our programs,” LCC Technical Careers Program Improvement Manager Nicole Reinhart-Huberty said. “This event also highlights the connections we have with our industry partners while showcasing the opportunities available to students after graduation.”

Tech Forward: Women in Trades, Technology and Public Service Careers event is suitable for anyone seeking to learn more about programs in the Technical Careers Division that can help launch a career in one of these high-paying, high-demand fields.

The event will feature keynote speaker Megan Doherty, President and CEO of F.D. Hayes Electric. Megan is the fourth generation of the Hayes family to own and operate the 98-year-old family business. She joined Hayes Electric in 2014 as the controller before becoming President and CEO in 2017. A graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science with a specialization in agribusiness management, she serves on multiple construction industry boards including, Michigan Board of Directors of the National Electrical Contractors Association, Michigan Electrical Workers Health Plan, and the Lansing Labor Management Cooperative Fund. F.D. Hayes Electric was recognized in 2021 by Michigan Celebrates Small Business as a “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.”

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About Lansing Community College

Lansing Community College, founded in 1957, is one of the largest community colleges in Michigan, serving more than 23,000 students across a six-county area each year. LCC offers courses in general education for those interested in transferring to a four-year institution, career and workforce development, developmental education and personal enrichment. To meet the professional development and training needs of regional employees, the college offers customized programs for credit, non-credit and continuing education. The University Center at LCC offers students the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five partner universities on the downtown LCC campus. For more information, visit lcc.edu.

Lansing Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and equal education for all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, creed, ancestry, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, familial status, marital status, military status, veteran's status, or other status as protected by law, or genetic information that is unrelated to the person's ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position or that is unrelated to the person's ability to participate in educational programs, courses, services or activities offered by the college.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Officer, Washington Court Place, 309 N. Washington Square Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1730; Employee Coordinator 504/ADA, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1875; Student Coordinator 504/ADA, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1885; Human Resource Manager/Employee Title IX Coordinator, Administration Building, 610 N. Capitol Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-1879; Student Title IX Coordinator, Gannon Building, 411 N. Grand Ave. Lansing, MI 48933, 517-483-9632.

 

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