Massachusetts Girls in Trades held their first student leadership summit at Worcester Vocational Technical School. The 40 student attendees represented 13 non-traditional trades programs from 13 schools.
During the summit, students focused on leadership development and planning for their Equity in Trades Club project. Students learned strategies on self-promotion and networking from SkillsUSA student officers and from tradeswomen. The day culminated with students and their school representatives meeting to develop an Action Plan for the project.
Everyone found the experience very valuable. Plus, the students left with a road map to move their project further.
These pictures show Amenyonah Bossman, Local 33, speaking about her experiences as a Carpenter and Assistant Superintendent; students speaking with female industry experts; and SkillsUSA student officers.