Non-Traditional Careers Group
Students enrolled in a TCD program with an interest in a career that has 25% or less of a particular gender (as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor) are eligible to participate. Examples of non-traditional careers: females in automotive, fire science, or construction fields; or males in nursing, early childhood, or cosmetology. The objective is to raise the level of awareness of non-traditional career opportunities, learn what gender equity involves, and identify barriers and benefits.
The group meets monthly for an hour during the TCD session. Activities include group discussion and guest speakers working in or preparing for non-traditional careers. This program is grant funded and the result of collaboration between Technology Center of DuPage and College of DuPage.