DEARBORN (WWJ) — Henry Ford Community College will host “Imagine the Possibilities: Non-Traditional Careers for Women” on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room T-123 of the Ghafari Conference Room, located in the Patterson Technical Building on the main campus.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast. HFCC faculty members will speak about their respective academic areas and available career opportunities in their fields.

Faculty presenters include
• Imad Nouri, associate dean of Counseling;
• Brenda Hildreth, coordinator of Student Outreach & Support;
• Marrci Conner, lead faculty of Computer Information Systems;
• Greg Osowski, lead faculty of Criminal Justice;
• Guy Pizzino, lead faculty of Manufacturing Productivity;
• Catherine Duling of Hospitality;
• Chad Austin of Career Services;
• Chad Richert, lead faculty of Architecture/Construction Technology;
• Gregory Laskowski, lead faculty of Energy Technology; and
• Roger Weekes, lead faculty of Industrial Drafting/CAD.

According to Nouri, speakers will open up a dialogue with the audience, as well as provide lab observation experiences. The seminar is also designed to field questions about the programs.

“HFCC offers many non-traditional areas of work where women are recognized,” Nouri said. “We have more female students, for example, enrolling in Computer Information, Criminal Justice, and Hospitality Management classes than ever before. These vocations offer wonderful opportunities that pay well. This event is a great way to introduce and educate participants about what is available here at HFCC.”

Lunch will be available following speaking sessions, as well as a raffle. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. However, individuals should pre-register by contacting Brenda Redinger at (313) 845-9617 or via email at

HFCC is a comprehensive public community college serving about 18,000 students each fall and winter semester in southeast Michigan that offers more than 100 associate degree career and university transfer programs, as well as customized workforce development training for business and industry.

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