MISSOULA – The University of Montana’s Missoula College will partner with the YWCA’s Girls Representing in Trades (GRIT) Program on Friday to host an exploratory trades workshop for those underrepresented in the industrial technology industry – such as women and nonbinary and gender-diverse people.
The free event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Missoula College’s West Campus, 2795 37th Ave. Registration is required.
The workshop begins with a panel of trade representatives who will speak about entering trades workforces. Then female panelists will detail their experiences working in male-dominated fields. Participants then will rotate through five hands-on exploratory stations related to welding, construction, diesel technology, machining
“Careers in the trades can bring higher wages, better benefits, little-to-no student debt
In coming years, employers will need to fill more than 2 million middle-skill jobs – requiring more than a high school diploma but less than a bachelor’s degree – in advanced manufacturing, information technology
GRIT works to balance employment opportunities by empowering women and nonbinary and gender diverse individuals to consider
For more information on the event, call MC Communications Director Kevin