Skagit Valley College to host a Non-Traditional Career Event and a Car Show June 6

For people who want to “think out of the box” in
planning their next career move, Skagit Valley College (SVC) will host Careers without Boundaries on Saturday, June 6th. The event will take place at the Mount Vernon Campus in the Gary Knutzen Cardinal Center from 10 am to 2 pm.

A non-traditional career refers to a job that has been typically filled by one gender. The U.S. Department of Labor defines non-traditional occupations as jobs for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed. Salaries, advancement opportunities, and benefits for non-traditional jobs may be better in non-traditional careers too. In particular, this is often true for careers considered non-traditional for women because jobs traditionally held by men (i.e. construction jobs) pay better than jobs traditionally held by women (i.e. secretarial).

SVC’s Careers without Boundaries event will showcase many non-traditional training options:

  • Women in Law Enforcement
  • Women in Diesel Technology
  • Women in Automotive Technology
  • Women in Welding
  • Women in Health and Fitness
  • Women in Environmental Conservation
  • Men in Nursing and Allied Health
  • Men in Early Childhood Education

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about degree options, meet faculty, and “try a trade” with various hands-on activities­.  To learn more, visit

Also on Saturday, June 6th, the SVC’s Auto Club will present its 9th Annual Car Show from 10 am to 4 pm in front of the Gary Knutzen Cardinal Center. The show will include all makes, models and classes, with prizes and trophies being awarded. Individuals who wish to display a car can register on site at 9 am or pre-register for a discount. For Car Show information, contact Automotive Department Chair Ron Schaffner, (360) 416-7612 or

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