Conference inspires young women to pursue careers in trade and tech

The annual Maine Totally Trades Conference recently held in Bangor introduces young women to male-dominated occupations and illustrates that these occupations are open to everyone regardless of gender. Through a Perkins Grant to New Ventures Maine, the Maine Department of Education’s Career and Technical Education supports the conference. You can see the conference in action here that was held in Bangor this month and another conference will be held in Presque Isle next Wednesday.

For additional information on Totally Trades, including upcoming fall conferences, visit or contact New Ventures Maine Executive Director Gilda Nardone at or 621-3437.

Learn more about the Perkins Grant here.

For information on career and technical education programs in Maine, visit or contact CTE Director Margaret Harvey or 624-6739.