Hands-on Conferences for 8th Grade and High School Girls
Each year more than 500 girls have the opportunity to explore careers in trades and technology. Featured careers include:
- Highway Construction
- Bridge Building
- Working with Wood
- Building Construction
- Cable Technician
- Plumbing and Heating
- Alternative Energy
“We want to give girls a hands-on workshop experience to spark their interest and raise awareness about a career field that they may not have previously considered, as well as provide female role models – women who can lead by example, having already succeeded in pursuing work that traditionally is viewed as ‘man’s work’,” says Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau, Aroostook County WWC Regional Manager.
Spring 2013 Totally Trades Conferences are scheduled for:
United Technologies Center in Bangor – Friday, April 5.
Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle – Wednesday, April 24.
Career Success! UTC graduate and former Totally Trades attendee Kim Cotta is featured in this WABI-TV5 profile.
Primary funding is provided by the Maine Dept. of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration and Maine Dept. of Education/Career and Technical Education.
Additional in-kind and financial support is provided by
- Time Warner Cable
- Lane Construction Co.
- Northern Maine Community College
- Washington County Community College
- University of Maine at Augusta
- Local Businesses
There are Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers and Regions throughout Maine that provide hands-on training programs for high school students. For more information about a CTE Center close to you, visit www.mainecte.org.
For more information on how Women, Work, and Community is working to introduce girls to non-traditional career fields contact Jean Dempster at 207-621-3434 or email.