Some people might think that fields like construction or engineering are more suitable for men. High school girls in Maine are working to break that stereotype.
“It’s like not normal to see a lot of women in manly trades or untraditional trades and so I want to prove to them that we are very capable as well and we don’t have to do the traditional trades that women normally do,” says Tyla Baker, a student at Penobscot Job Corps.
More than 300 employees are facing lay-offs after UTC announced plans to shut down their Pittsfield plant next year.
“We’ve had small layoffs before. I’ve been here for 16 years and I can’t recall one of this size. ”