Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Department of Labor (DDOL) made learning about careers a memorable and Barbie-themed experience for young girls during a unique Back-to-School Career Fair held at the Penn Cinema Riverfront today. With the support of several local organizations and Councilmember Zanthia Oliver, this event marked a great success in inspiring Delaware’s next generation of female leaders.
The event, which took place at the Penn Cinema Riverfront in Wilmington, brought together enthusiastic 14-18 year old girls eager to explore various career paths. DDOL partnered with NIIMBL, Code Differently, Deltech Community College, Delaware Contractors Association, LEEP Delaware, Tech Council of Delaware, and Councilmember Zanthia Oliver to provide a diverse and engaging program.
The fair aimed to empower young girls by introducing them to careers in construction, technology, coding, healthcare, and government. Through interactive exhibits and informative sessions, participants had the opportunity to gain insight into these fields and discover the potential for future success.
One of the highlights of the event was a special screening of the Barbie movie, aligning with the “Barbie style” theme. This not only added an element of fun to the day but also showcased that girls can excel in a variety of fields and aspire to be whatever they choose to be.
The Back-to-School Career Fair, hosted by DDOL, emphasized the importance of promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers to young girls. Encouraging girls to pursue these fields is crucial for narrowing the gender gap and fostering innovation and diversity in these industries.
The event was widely embraced on social media, with attendees and supporters using hashtags such as #ddol, #stemcareers, and #delawaregirlpower to share their experiences and highlight the significance of such initiatives.
In conclusion, the Delaware Department of Labor’s Back-to-School Career Fair with a Barbie twist proved to be an exciting and educational event, inspiring young girls to explore their interests and consider careers in STEM and other fields. With the support of local organizations and passionate individuals, DDOL is helping pave the way for a brighter and more diverse future workforce in Delaware.