WCC to host tech, healthcare workshops

This month, registration opened for two workshops at Whatcom Community College (WCC) that are geared toward middle schoolers who want to learn about careers in technology and healthcare.

The first workshop titled “Guys and Guts” takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at WCC’s Health Professions Education Center. Students age 11 to 14 will draw fake blood from an artificial arm, measure lung capacity, resuscitate a simulation mannequin, measure blood pressure and more.

The second workshop titled “Girls Go Tech” takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14 at WCC’s campus. Learners age 11 to 14 will experiment with Raspberry Pi computers, information security vulnerabilities and safeguards and various energy sources.

The deadline to register for “Guys and Guts” is Monday, March 5 and for “Girls Go Tech” is Tuesday, April 10. The fee to participate is $10 and covers one middle school student and a guardian as well as a lunch for two, one t-shirt, campus scavenger hunt, presentations and other career information.

For more information, email lgardner@whatcom.edu or call 360/383-3234. To register, visit whatcom.edu/guysandguts and whatcom.edu/girlsgotech.

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