TT participant learning about small engine repair

Celebrating 3 Totally Trades! Fall Conferences

  Nearly 350 female students in total attended Totally Trades! conferences this fall. Events were held at the Mid-Coast School of Technology (Rockland), Washington County Community College (Calais), and Foster Career and Technical Education Center (Farmington).   Totally Trades! conferences are day-long events designed to encourage girls to consider careers in fields traditionally underrepresented by women. Each conference provides hands-on workshop sessions focused on trade and technical careers. Large group …

Photo of Gilda Nardone, Rep. Joyce A. Maker, and Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau

Calais Totally Trades 2015

On October 23, 2015 over 130 girls from throughout Washington County attended the Totally Trades! Conference.  Hands-on workshops, such as Building a Birdhouse, Computer Aided Drafting (3-D printing), Small Engine Repair, Heavy Equipment Operation and Introduction to Video Production provided students with an opportunity to explore a career that women are often underrepresented in.   The feedback from students, instructors/workshop presenters, planning members, and chaperons seemed to confirm that this …

Totally Trades Spring 2013

Successful Totally Trades events were held in April in Bangor at United Technologies Center and in Presque Isle at Northern Maine Community College.  Nearly 250 girls attended hands-on workshops in areas such as heavy equipment operation, construction,welding, cable technician and automotive.  In Bangor a panel of  women employed in nontraditional careers  offered personal insights around their chosen career paths and pointers for success in the field.  In Presque Isle a …

TOTALLY TRADES!

WWC recently organized two successful Totally Trades conferences – one in Westbrook on October 19 and a second in Calais on October 26.  All in all, nearly 200 girls were in attendance at the conferences.  The Calais conference, hosted by Washington County Community College, featured a new video directed and produced by female students from St. Croix Regional Technology Center (SCRTC).  The video profiles a successful female welding and commercial …

Girls Explore Careers in Trades & Technology

WWC organized three successful Totally Trades Conferences this spring. Over 200 female students in grades 8 through 11 participated in the one-day conferences which include hands-on workshops and large group activities. Bangor Totally Trades celebrated its tenth anniversary on April 6th at United Technologies Center. Long-time partners and presenters were honored with certificates of appreciation. Check out  Bangor Daily News and WABI TV5 videos from Totally Trades 10. Presque Isle …

Totally Trades-Presque Isle

100 8th grade through High School age girls from Aroostook County came to the 9th annual Totally Trades conference in Presque Isle on April 25.  Totally Trades introduces girls to trade and technical careers-ones typically dominated by males-and supports girls who are already on a nontraditional career path. Girls got to attend three workshop sessions. They could be found building a tool box, welding, working on a sheet metal cut-out, …

Coming Right Up: Totally Trades in Bangor, Presque Isle, and Rockland

Coming Right Up: Totally Trades in Bangor, Presque Isle, and Rockland

Totally Trades is an opportunity for high school girls to explore trade, technical, and other nontraditional  careers such as welding, automotive repair,  firefighting, heavy equipment operation and more (workshops available depend on location of conference). In Bangor: Friday, April 6, 8:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at United Technologies Center in Bangor. Ask your guidance counselor for registration information or call 262-7842. In Presque Isle: Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. – …