A Hands-on Conference for 8th Grade and High School Girls*

New Ventures Maine organizes free, one-day Totally Trades! conferences throughout Maine to encourage female students to consider careers in which women are underrepresented.

This year almost 800 students will have the opportunity to explore careers in trades and technology.  

Featured careers include:

  • Heavy Equipment Operation
  • Welding
  • Information Technology
  • Building Construction
  • Engineering
  • Cable Technician
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Cyber Security

“We 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 Regional Manager.

Mark your calendars!

The Totally Trades! Spring 2020 conferences are right around the corner:

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*conferences for selfidentifying girls and gender-expansive youth.

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Donate to Totally Trades! Conferences for Girls here.

Financial support is provided by:

Investors:

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Partners:

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Friends:

Woodland Pulp
Insource Renewables

Supporters:

Cay 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.

Deirdre Wadsworth looks at blue print with colleague
Westbrook Totally Trades! advisor and funder, Deirdre Wadsworth (Owner of Hardypond Construction), was recently recognized in MaineBiz’s Women to Watch. Read her story here

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.

For more information on how New Ventures Maine is working to introduce girls and women to non-traditional career fields contact Jean Dempster at 207-621-3434 or dempster@maine.edu

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ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2020-04-07 April 07, 2020
(ends April 14, 2020)
Build your CareerONLINEStatewide
First Impressions Matter: Resume & Interview2020-04-23 April 23, 2020
(ends April 30, 2020)
Build your CareerONLINEStatewide
Building Confidence2020-05-07 May 07, 2020
(ends May 21, 2020)
Build your CareerEllsworthNorth Central/Downeast