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Career Challenge Day @ Randolph Technical Center

Events , Girls' Programs , News , Spotlight | Feb 03, 2020 | Back to List

Vermont Works for Women partnered with Randolph Technical Career Center to hold the 17th annual Career Challenge Day on November 21, 2019.

Career Challenge Day is a free day-long career exploration event that provides girls and gender non-conforming youth in grades 6-9 with the opportunity to try hands-on activities at Randolph Tech in a supportive environment. This year was an incredible success, and marked the first time that 6th and 7th graders have been able to participate in the event. We are pleased to report that 77 students (!) participated in empowering, hands-on activities in seven different non-traditional programs at Randolph Tech.

Our participants operated tractors and chainsaws, filmed their own short film, engraved their names onto wooden plaques, changed car tires, learned how diesel engines work, and so much more. We are immensely proud of each and every participant, and we want to thank everyone who helped make Career Challenge Day possible for these students.

Also, check out this excellent article and video of the event that NBC5 published about the event, found here.

In response to the question, “What did you like most about today?” participants said:

  • Construction
  • I liked Advanced Manufacturing
  • Everything!
  • Diesel and automotive
  • We got to have a lot of fun and hands-on activities.
  • Criminal justice
  • Digital filmmaking
  • Doing construction and trades and wood working
  • That I had fun with other people I didn’t know.
  • I really liked using the chainsaw

In response to the section, “Additional Comments” participants said:

  • I liked how the classes were put together
  • I liked how polite the teachers/students are and how well they teach!
  • I love this place

I loved everything so much!

-Career Challenge Day participant


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