women wearing hard hatsThe Build a Dream dinner will introduce high school girls to career opportunities in non-traditional fields, Thursday.

Event to introduce girls to career opportunities

An event organized by a UWindsor staff member will give girls in high school and their parents an opportunity to learn about careers in skilled trades, law enforcement, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.

Build a Dream promises dinner and a keynote address by contractor and designer Sherry Holmes on Thursday, November 8, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Ciociaro Club, 3745 North Talbot Road.

The charity’s founder, Nour Hachem, is an employer relations co-ordinator in the UWindsor Office of Co-operative Education and Workplace Partnerships.

“We know that making decisions about a future career can be difficult so we hold these events to highlight career options that young women may not have considered. Their gender should not be part of that decision-making,” she says. “We want to motivate and inspire them to seek out opportunities and tackle careers or goals where they have a solid future.”

The event is free but seating is limited and filling quickly. Register online at webuildadream.com.