The Butte County Branches of AAUW, working collaboratively with Butte College, put on an annual career day for 8th grade girls.
CAREER TREK IS A FULL-DAY PROGRAM WITH SEVERAL IMPORTANT GOALS:
- —Introducing girls to careers in science, engineering, mathematics and technology
- —Providing the opportunity to interact with professional women in those fields
- —Encouraging girls to take courses in high school that will enable them to attend college and be prepared to pursue careers they find of interest
- —Visiting a college campus and visualizing themselves as college students
- —Learning about the availability of financial aid
- —Including parents in the program to help them become effective advocates for their daughters