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Women’s Economic Forum Offers Steps to Increase Earning Power by quotes

 Women’s Economic Forum Offers Steps to Increase Earning Power

“Women Talk: Money and More!” is the topic of a Women’s Economic Forum from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Phoenix College, John Paul Theatre, 1202 W. Thomas Road.

The free event will provide a forum for women to learn about personal economic growth and development. Panelists will offer presentations on current civil rights issues impacting women, personal safety awareness, mental and physical health for the working mom, guiding students toward a life of connectedness, and defining retirement dreams and retiring to something rather than from something.

The panel discussion will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Panelists include Virginia Herrera-Gonzales, chief counsel, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Division; Commander Jeri Williams, Phoenix Police Department; Nina Mares, personal and career counselor, GateWay Community College; and Laura Wagner, platinum financial advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. The panel moderator is Cristina K. Munoz, community relations/business development manager, West & Southwest Business Units, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.

The commission in partnership with the National Association of Commissions for Women “Healthy Bones Program” will offer a free osteoporosis screening and educational information from 10:30 a.m. to l:30 p.m. as part of a national initiative to raise awareness of the risk to women of osteoporosis, the silent disease.

The forum is sponsored by the Phoenix Women’s Commission and the city of Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department in partnership with Phoenix College and Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Lunch is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 602-261-8242 or 602-534-1557/TTY by Oct. 4.



Phoenix Youth Earn While They Learn in Summer Health Care Training Program by quotes

Phoenix Youth Earn While They Learn in Summer Health Care Training ProgramToday, students of the Summer Youth Health Care Initiative participated in a graduation ceremony marking the completion of a five-week Summer Youth Work Experience Program (SYWEP), which offered academic and work experience training in the health care field.

The program, hosted by the city’s Community and Economic Development and Human Services departments, reached out to youth to generate interest in pursuing health care careers.

The program promotes health care occupations by providing professional and educational opportunities for youth in a classroom setting and at health care facilities. The youth also were encouraged to pursue higher education to achieve their career goals.

“These students are the future of Phoenix,” said Councilman Greg Stanton, who chairs the City Council Education Subcommittee. “Getting our young people experience in this crucial career field will lead to a better-trained workforce, while boosting the region’s economy.”

Students attended classes at Gateway Community College and at the Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona and worked at Valley hospitals, including St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Medical Center, Arizona Heart Institute and John C. Lincoln Hospital.

Funded by SYWEP and the Phoenix Workforce Connection, this program enabled students to earn five college credits by completing coursework for Introduction to Health Care and Medical Terminology for Health Care Workers, in addition to receiving 100 hours of paid work experience.

For more information about youth career resources and programs, visit phoenix.gov/phxwc and click on youth or call 602-262-6776.