Iowa town holds program to help girls explore futures in trade jobs – Fox News

by | Oct 31, 2022 | Jobs

Madison Duve stood at a table in a Hempstead High School industrial technology classroom last week in Dubuque, using a bottle of wood glue to attach two pieces of wood at a right angle.The Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School eighth-grader was participating in a career exploration program hosted by Dubuque Community Schools and Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council.The wooden box Madison was constructing was one of several hands-on projects she and her peers completed to take home over the course of the two-day program. They also had the chance to try welding and plasma cutting, solder wires to create an electronic bug and use virtual reality goggles to experience construction jobs.”I just really like big crafts and stuff like this,” said Madison, adding that she has contemplated a career in carpentry. ” … I think it’s so amazing that they’re so inclusive with everything, and that there’s no limit to what you can or can’t do.”The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports about 30 eighth-grade girls from Roosevelt, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson middle schools, along with Dubuque Online School, participated in the program, exploring carpentry, welding and engineering careers and hearing from local women currently employed in those industries.IOWA MAN RESCUES 4 SIBLINGS FROM RAGING INFERNO AFTER MAKING WRONG TURN: ‘LIVES WERE SAVED HERE’Kelly Cooper, executive director of Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, said the program has not been held for several y …

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