Aroostook County employers say construction and manufacturing can be roads to ‘sustainable life’ for women

Photo Courtesy of Payge Woodard and BDN
Kayla Antworth, a senior at Presque Isle High School, drives a steam roller with help from a Lane Construction employee during the April 27 Totally Trades conference at Northern Maine Community College.

 

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook County’s employers and workforce advocates are urging women to consider “non-traditional” occupations and build their own high-paying careers in the trades.

Representatives from McCain Foods, Huber Engineered Woods, the Maine Department of Transportation and others gathered at Northern Maine Community College Wednesday, August 7 for a conversation about opportunities for women in fields like construction, commercial truck driving, manufacturing and natural resources.

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