CASPER, Wyo. — In partnership with Eastern Wyoming College and Women in Trucking, Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, or GSMW, invites all girls in grades K–12 and their families to attend “Trucks are for Girls.”
The transportation expo will take place Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas.
The cost to attend the Women in Trucking expo is $6 per child, which includes a special Women in Trucking patch and activity book. There is no cost for adults to attend, but both youth and adult participants must register with GSMW by Sept. 30, according to a press release.
This expo is designed to educate girls on the transportation and supply chain industry and introduce them to various career opportunities, according to a press release. Girls will learn about an important segment of the economy while getting an up-close view of tractor-trailers, coaches, school buses and more in a fun-filled day of learning.
“Trucks and transportation are often thought to be male-dominated fields, but there are amazing women pioneering in transportation, running their own businesses, becoming bosses, exploring engineering and so much more,” said Briana Black, member experience manager for GSMW in East Central Wyoming. “At Girl Scouts, we are building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, and that wouldn’t be possible without giving girls the chance to explore a variety of experiences.”
Attendees can expect to participate in interactive opportunities, such as crawling inside a truck to learn about operation and function, explore transportation careers and talk with women in the industry. Participants will leave the event with a better understanding of what keeps America moving and how they can be a part of it, the release states.
The event will include various vendors — all of which are women-owned, -managed or -supported — from the transportation industry, including representatives from the Eastern Wyoming College CDL Program, Women in Trucking, Coach USA, Wyoming Department of Transportation, Converse County School District and more.