STATE — New Ventures Maine will offer two free, 60-minute online workshops in April that are designed for women to explore high-wage trade careers in Maine.

Connecting Women to Construction Careers
Online, Thursday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

Connecting Women to Forestry Careers
Online, Tuesday, April 9, 6 to 7 p.m.

Both workshops provide an opportunity to learn about low-cost or no-cost training programs and job opportunities in a variety of in-demand construction and forestry careers in Maine.

‘Employers are recruiting in these two sectors and are offering excellent jobs that women and those who identify as gender-expansive or nonbinary may not have considered,’ said New Ventures Maine Workforce Development Manager Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau. ‘Our workshops offer an introduction to many of these opportunities and to resources for learning more.’

Previous participants provided the following feedback:


‘I was very interested to hear about the apprenticeship programs, as I was apprehensive of starting a job with which I had little experience. But hearing that employers actively look for people to train gave me a new sense of hope.’

‘The presenter was very respectful and knowledgeable, providing information in a way that made me feel confident in my goals not despite being a woman, but because of it. The video interviews were great, too. Thank you!’

‘We want to connect women with current information, not only about training, education, and earn-while-you-learn opportunities but also well-paying trade jobs with benefits that currently exist in our state,’ said Senechal-Jandreau.

For more details and to sign up, visit or call 207-768-9635.

NVME trades workshops are supported by the Maine Department of Transportation.

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