Young women encouraged to attend Expanding Your Horizons event   

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Day focuses on fields of mathematics, science and engineering


Post by Dan Kolbet  


As I go about my daily activities here at Avista I run into lots of employees who are skilled at mathematics, science and engineering – that’s why Avista wanted them as employees. But those skill sets are critical not just to the utility industry, but so many other fields as well.


Encouraging young people, especially young women, to focus on these skills is important to Avista and our community. That’s why we’re supporting the Expanding Your Horizons event for girls, grades 6-12 at Gonzaga University on Oct. 15., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The cost is $20.  The event provides the chance to meet women in exciting fields and experience hands-on demos related to those careers.  While the event is sponsored by the Girl Scouts, it is open to all girls, not just Scouts. They have room for up to 200 girls and hope to fill the venue. 


I’ve seen pictures from past events and it looks like a great time. According to the organizers, past feedback indicates this is an awesome and fun day for young women to show them all the possibilities for the future. Information and registration visit


This event is the kick-off for Careers in Energy Week - a national week to highlight great opportunities in our industry. Washington Governor Christine Gregoire is expected to proclaim Careers in Energy Week, in Washington State, and Spokane Mayor Mary Verner will also issue a proclamation for Spokane.


It’s tough for students to participate in this event if they don’t know about it. Please pass this information along to young women in your life who might be interested.


View a flyer on the event, which includes additional details.


More info

For more information and registration visit  Or contact Sarah Betts, or 800-827-9478 ext. 225

Posted by  System Account  on  10/4/2011
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