On May 2, 2014 Yakima Valley Community College will host a Workforce Education Expo to showcase educational opportunities in engineering, machining technology, and automotive technology.


The event encourages females in grades 9-12 to explore career pathways in these fields. The event will take place from 8:30am-2:00pm on YVCC’s Yakima Campus. Lunch will be served.

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 workforce. The program covers numerous engineering classes such as: CAD, statistics, dynamics, soils, chemistry, mathematics, and physics

The 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. The program covers blueprint reading, manual machining, computerized machining, meteorology, quality control, drawing, and 3-D modeling.

The Automotive Service Technology (AST) Program prepares students for employment in the high-tech automotive repair industry. Technological advances in today’s automobiles require a highly skilled automotive repair technician.

The registration deadline is April 14, 2014.