OCTC Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Trailblazer Event
Guest Speaker Carey Portell
Owensboro, KY (01/19/2023) — The Owensboro Community & Technical College (OCTC) Foundation, Inc. will host the 6th Annual Girls Empowerment Trailblazer Dinner on Thursday, March 2, at 5:30 p.m. in OCTC's Blandford Lecture Hall, with guest speaker Carey Portell.
Carey Portell has persevered through challenges after an accident with a drunk driver. She raises cattle on her farm in Missouri and has been featured on RFD-TV's series, FarmHer, which highlights impressive women in agriculture. As a keynote speaker, Carey motivates and inspires her audience to break through limitations, to believe in themselves, and tap into their higher power as a source of inspiration. She hopes to teach us to thrive despite challenges. She has written a book, Facing Life Head On: Healing with Courage, Attitude, and Gratitude. More information and video clips of Portell can be found on her website: https://careyportell.com.
The 5:30 p.m. presentation and dinner event is geared towards middle and high-school-aged girls and their parents and guardians, but all are welcome to attend. This free event will take place on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at OCTC's Blandford Lecture Hall, located in the Humanities building on OCTC's Main Campus at 4800 New Hartford Road.
Portell likes to connect with women of all ages and has agreed to host a workshop, geared toward high school-aged students, Breaking through Limitations, at 4 p.m. Please email Cadie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to reserve a spot.
Space is limited for both the workshop and the main event. The event is sponsored in part by Independence Bank, The Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation, the Hopkins County Business and Professional Women, and the Kentucky Business and Professional Women's Foundation.
Owensboro Community & Technical College is one of the sixteen community and technical colleges that make up the Kentucky Community & Technical College System. OCTC serves the KY counties of Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean. OCTC has three campuses in Daviess County and a Center and Annex in Hancock County. OCTC strives to serve the communities in the service area by providing associate degree education for transfer, state of the art technical education for students focusing on entering the workforce, customized business and industry solutions through the Workforce Solutions division, and adult education and business and industry testing through the SkillTrain unit.
The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth's largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky's largest provider of workforce training and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. We help students fulfill their dreams of creating a better life through programs that lead directly to jobs or help them transfer to one of our four-year partners.
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