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Announcing
Totally Trades! Fall Sessions

Registration is Open!

For the past 18 years, NVME has provided hands-on conferences for girls* (8th grade through high school) to encourage them to consider nontraditional careers–careers in which women are underrepresented. While we are not able to offer an in-person conference this fall, we are providing Totally Trades! virtual sessions online from October 1 through December 15, 2021 at no cost to participants. Workshops feature programs available at Career and Technical (CTE) schools. *Workshops are for self-identifying girls and gender-expansive youth.

Fall 2021 Totally Trades Sessions

Why: to learn about ten high-wage, high-demand nontraditional careers in which women are underrepresented

When: watch anytime between October 1 to December 15, 2021

Where: online, on demand; register first

How: online pre-recorded session links will be provided to school staff or homeschools when you register students. Choose session(s) to watch when it is convenient for you and your students.

Sessions

  • Automotive Technician
  • Cable Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Firefighter
  • Police Officer
  • Software Engineer
  • Solar Power Installer
  • Wind Turbine Technician
  • Earn While You Learn

Register Here!

Workshops are offered at no cost, brought to you by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Maine Career and Technical Education/MaineDOE, the Maine Department of Transportation, and community businesses and sponsors.

Session Descriptions

 Automotive Technician

  • Technicians inspect cars, diagnose problems, and repair vehicles to keep drivers and passengers safe.

Cable Technician

  • Learn what it’s like to install and work on phone, internet, and cable connections inside and outside of homes and businesses.

Carpenter

  • Carpenters install and construct walls, forms, floors, and siding for homes, new buildings, highways, and bridges and are essential to our living and travel needs.

Earn While You Learn

  • Earn money while learning new and valuable career skills! Watch this session to explore ways to get paid to acquire skills and start building your career.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

  • Emergency Medical Technicians respond to emergency calls, provide immediate medical care and transport patients to emergency medical facilities.

Firefighter

  • If fighting fires and rescuing people from danger interest you, check out firefighter career path options in this session.

Police Officer

  • If you want to protect and serve your community, watch this session for career options for women in criminal justice.

Software Engineer

  • Software engineers create programs that make the digital world possible. If you like working with computers, join this session to learn how to build a career in this in-demand field.

Solar Power Installer

  • Explore a career that protects the environment and uses natural resources to produce energy!

Wind Turbine Technician

  • Turbine Technicians repair and maintain wind turbine equipment to ensure the efficient production of wind power. 

For more information about Totally Trades! Virtual Career Sessions or future Totally Trades! events, contact Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau at 207-768-9635 or senechal@maine.edu. Support Totally Trades! sessions with a donation.

Images from Totally Trades around the state
Totally Trades logo

Ellsworth Totally Trades! Fall 2019 WABI Coverage

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 mainecte.org.

Many thanks to the presenters and guest speakers who share their work activities and their career and education pathways with students.

Funding for Totally Trades programming is provided by the Maine Career and Technical Education/MaineDOE and the Maine Department of Transportation. Additional support and in-kind contributions are provided by businesses and community partners.

Investors:

NBT Bank Logo

Partners:

SIGCO Logo

Friends:

Woodland Pulp
Insource Renewables
MMG Insurance Company

Supporters:

Cary Medical Center
E. L. Vining & Son
K-PEL Industrial Services
Washington County Community College

Contributors:

Cassidy Orthodontics
Echoes
Gallagher Insurance
S. W. Collins Co.
Soderberg Company, Inc.

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