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 panel comprised of female Career and Technical Education students from around Aroostook County talked about what it feels like to learn in male-dominated class rooms and labs and why they chose a nontraditional career track.
One participant noted, “I loved it so much. I can’t wait to tell my family and friends about this day. I would love to come again and again.”
For more information on Totally Trades visit our webpage. Totally Trades is supported by the Maine Department of Transportation and the Maine Department of Education/CTE as well as local sponsors and supporters. Time Warner Cable New England provided t-shirts for both conferences.