Women Can Do Forms
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 almost 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.