Yakima Valley Community College will host a Workforce Education Expo on May 2 to showcase educational opportunities in engineering, machining technology and automotive technology.

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities and meet local industry professionals. The event encourages females in grades 9-12 to explore these career pathways.

The event will take place from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on YVCC’s Yakima campus.

YVCC’s engineering program prepares students to tackle the challenges, problems and opportunities in the engineering field. The program effectively instills the skills and abilities needed for transfer to a university or to be able to enter the work force.

YVCC’s machining program prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of manufacturing fields. Students learn the skills required to plan and carry out the operations needed to make aerospace machined products that meet precise specifications

YVCC’s automotive service technology program prepares students for employment in the dynamic high-tech automotive repair industry. Technological advances in today’s automobiles require a highly skilled automotive repair technician.