LEWISTON – Area women are invited to register for the seventh annual I’ve Got the Power Conference from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave.

The workshop is designed for women and young women age 12 to adult who are making career or educational plans and want to consider all their options. It is sponsored by the Central Maine Coalition for Women in Trades and Technology.

The cost is $5 and preregistration is required. A totebag of information, T-shirts, door prizes and lunch will be provided. A limited number of spaces are available, so interested women should call 755-5325 for a registration form soon.

Participants will be introduced to a variety of technology and trade careers as they work inside a computer and learn how to maintain it; see how to expand their ideas about building projects through drawings and plans; climb onto heavy construction equipment and guide the controls; use lab equipment to run robots and test circuits.

Other activities will focus on career information, including salary, benefits, job outlook in Maine and educational requirements. Women who are working at nontraditional jobs will present their success stories through a panel discussion and a working woman’s fashion show will feature hard hats, boots and tool belts.

The coalition is made up of volunteer representatives from more than 12 area organizations and companies. For more information, contact Kathleen Harrison at Central Maine Community College, through e-mail, [email protected] or phone, 755-5325.


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