The trades are full of high-paying jobs that offer a path to a bright future for Maine girls and women. Trades for ME conferences and on-demand videos help them explore the possibilities!

trades for me CONFERENCES
fall 2023

Presque Isle: October 25, 2023

Location: Northern Maine Community College (NMCC)
FMI contact: Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau, 207-768-9635
Register here by October 11th!

Farmington: November 9, 2023

Location: Foster CTE Center
FMI contact: Chris Morin, 207-753-6531

Dexter: November 16, 2023

Location: Tri-County Technical Center
FMI contact: Tom Grogan, 207-262-7843
Register here!

Waterville: Spring 2024 – TBD

Location: Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC)
FMI contact: Kelley Glidden, 207-621-3436

Trades for ME: An Explainer Video

Making a career decision can be difficult. There are so many choices! If you are new to Trades for ME, this short video explains non-traditional careers and provides an overview of our videos, conferences, and other resources available to learn more about careers in the trades.

Fields that are seeking skilled workers include construction, firefighting, car repair, carpentry, public safety, heavy equipment operation, and many others. Industries are looking for underrepresented populations, including girls and gender-expansive youth. We welcome students of all abilities, backgrounds, regions, religions and experiences.

All of our conferences and on-demand career sessions are free. For more information, contact Trades for ME at 207-768-9635 or email Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau.

For the past 20 years, NVME has provided hands-on conferences for girls and gender-expansive youth (grade 8 through high school) to encourage them to consider nontraditional careers; careers in which women are underrepresented.

Trades for ME is brought to you by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Maine Career and Technical Education/MaineDOE (utilizing federal Carl D. Perkins funds), the Maine Department of Transportation, and community businesses and sponsors. New Ventures Maine is a statewide program of the University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine System, an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.