Totally Trades!

This year marked the 12th anniversary of Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community’s free day-long conference, Totally Trades, which encourages girls in grades 8-12 to consider careers in fields traditionally dominated by men.

Events at the United Technologies Center in Bangor and Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle drew more than 100 girls who took part in interactive workshops led by women in trade and technology fields and in Presque Isle some students took part in an interactive theatre component.

For additional information on Totally Trades, including upcoming fall conferences, visit or contact Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community’s Executive Director Gilda Nardone at or 621-3437.

For information on career and technical education programs in Maine visit or contact the Department’s Shawn Collier at or 624-6721.

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