Women Can Do
Save the Date for the 14th Annual Women Can Do!
Thursday, October 17th, 2013.
Women Can Do is a statewide conference for high school girls held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont. This full day conference features dozens of hands-on workshops and action stations highlighting careers in trades and technology.
Started in 1999 as an outgrowth of a regional conference for trades women, Women Can Do now serves more than 400 students and teachers from over 60 schools each year. Its goals are twofold: to expose all girls to the unlimited career possibilities available to them through trades and technology and to support girls who are enrolled in nontraditional programs in technical and career centers.
The workshops are taught mostly by women who are practicing professionals in their field. They are all hands-on, designed to give girls the opportunity to actually try out the real equipment and tools and techniques used on the job. Girls at the conference might get to drive a bulldozer, use a chainsaw, operate a fire hose, solder a pipe, or build a web page. They can investigate a mock crime scene, try their hand at drafting and create their own computer animation.
Women Can Do is open to girls in 9th – 12th grade. Students must register through their guidance counselors (home-schooled students can register directly with VWW). Registration materials for the 2013 conference will be mailed in late August 2013.
The 2012 Women Can Do Conference was sponsored by:
TECHNICAL CENTER SPONSORS:
Burlington Technical Center
Barre Technical Center
Center for Technology – Essex
Cold Hollow Career Center
Green Mountain Technical and Career Center
Hartford Area Career and Technical Center
North Country Career Center
Northwest Technical Center
Randolph Technical Career Center
Saint Johnsbury Academy
Southwest Vermont Career Development Center
With support from:
Green Mountain Coffee Roaster Foundation
Vermont Department of Education
Vermont Department of Labor
Vermont Technical College