If you’re near South Texas College’s Technology Campus in McAllen on Thursday, April 7 between 5 and 7 p.m., you might notice a slight pink glow covering the buildings. Why? It’s Ladies Night on campus and the facilities will be a flush with Valley ladies enjoying an evening of fun, fashion, refreshments and career exploration. Admission is free and open to the public.

“We have women in most of our technology and business programs, which run the gamut from culinary arts, to plumbing, computer aided drafting and design, information technology, logistics, and so much more,” said Esmeralda Adame, instructor for STC’s Precision Manufacturing Program.

“And as the economy demands more professionals skilled in hands-on jobs that require heavy problem-solving skills, we are seeing plenty of interest from women in welding, automotive technology, electrician’s assistant, HVACR and manufacturing, just to name a few,”  said Lori Tijerina, program chair for STC’s Plumber Assistant Program.

“The great part is, all these professions come with long term career prospects and great wages,” said Angie Teniente, instructor for STC’s Business Computer Systems Program.

“If you thought these fields were for men only, we can share some eye opening information with you,” said Sara Lozano, instructor for STC’s Computer Aided Drafting and Design Program.

All attending ladies will be entered into drawings for a variety of great prizes and the first 500 attendees will receive a free vanity bag.

“Men are welcome too,” added Mario Reyna, STC division dean of business and technology. “We hope they will come out to support the ladies or bring a woman they know and help educate them about a new world of possibilities. There is no glass ceiling – the sky is the limit for our Valley women!”

Don’t forget to save the date and head out to STC’s Technology Campus located at 3700 West Military Highway in McAllen (the corner of Ware Road and Military Highway) and get the royal treatment. For more information about the event call 956-872-6102.