Career fair and forum for women

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As industry jobs expand in the Gulf Coast area, Lee College will join College of the Mainland and other community college partners to host the “Date with Destiny, Texas” career forum for women to create a platform for females that will introduce, educate and increase awareness of the oil and gas and petrochemical careers that will hugely impact the industry in the next 5 to 10 years.

Date with Destiny is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport. The forum is targeted to pre-college and college students, as well as women looking to launch a new career.

Women who work or have worked in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries will serve as event speakers and volunteers. Each will share their experience, provide advice, discuss their own career pathways and help inspire all who attend to strongly consider a fulfilling and exciting career in a high-demand field.

The forum will also include college and career information, interview and resume workshops, panel discussions and information on community colleges, financial aid and scholarships. There will be time set aside for candid discussion and questions, and free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Date with Destiny is an innovative program that supports Shell’s strategy to attract women to technical careers that are in high demand in the industry. Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with about 94,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories.