"WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School recently held a unique, and what school officials hope to be an annual, event.
The first annual Women in Construction Panel featured five women who hold management positions in the construction industry who spoke to students in nontraditional technical areas about their experiences in the workplace, and how women are sometimes held to different standards in positions traditionally held by men.
Girls who are in nontraditional technical programs at Nashoba Tech -- for example, Plumbing & Heating, Automotive Repair and Carpentry -- attended the program in the school's Performing Arts Center, as did girls in similar programs at other local technical schools, so they could hear from role models as they continue their education in nontraditional careers.
Michelle Jodar Stein, chairwoman of the Computing & Engineering Technology Department at Middlesex Community College, talks to students in nontraditional technical programs about her experiences in the workplace."
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