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Vermont Works for Women and Burlington Technical Center partnered on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 to offer Career Challenge Day. This year, we welcomed 35 students from seven different schools!

This year’s Career Challenge Day included:

The live, virtual event:
Students attended an hour-long live, virtual event on Wednesday, May 5. To start the morning, Vermont Works for Women and Burlington Technical Center introduced students to the goals of Career Challenge Day and opportunities that exist at the tech center. Then, BTC teachers led students in a hands-on activity in breakout rooms.

Hands-on Activities:
All students attended one of six breakout rooms, in which they completed hands-on activities ranging from constructing a paper lantern to measuring tire tread. Seven of BTC’s programs participated: Advanced Manufacturing, Auto Body Repair, Auto Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Design & Illustration, and Design Tech Foundational.

If any of your students need assistance finishing their project or want to learn more about a program, please feel free to connect them with the appropriate BTC program teacher:

  • Tyler Feralio, the Advanced Manufacturing teacher, at tferalio@bsdvt.org
  • Bob Church, the Auto Technology teacher, at rchurch@bsdvt.org
  • Sam Caron, the Auto Body Repair teacher, at scaron@bsdvt.org
  • Rosa Giangregorio, the Criminal Justice teacher, at rgiangre@bsdvt.org
  • Cheryl Niedzwiecki, the Culinary Arts teacher, at cniedzwi@bsdvt.org
  • Ashley Stagner, the Design & Illustration teacher, at astagner@bsdvt.org
  • Dave Dall, the Design Tech Foundational / Pre-Tech teacher, at ddall@bsdvt.org


Explore Role Models and Career Fields on Seesaw:
This year, VWW was excited to include an interactive, multimedia online component called Seesaw. On Seesaw, we highlighted seven stories from exemplary women in each of the non-traditional career fields discussed at CCD. Additionally, the stories were paired with a short introductory video to each of BTC’s programs that participated in the event.

BTC’s Sending Schools: AD Lawton Middle School • BFA Fairfax • Brown’s River Middle School • Burlington High School • Camels Hump Middle School • Champlain Valley Union High School • Charlotte Central School • Choice High School • Christ the King School • Colchester Middle/High School • Edmunds Middle School • Essex Middle/High School • Frederick Tuttle Middle School • Folsom School • Hinesburg Community School • Hunt Middle School • Milton Middle School • Mt. Mansfield Union High School • Rice Memorial High School • Shelburne Community School • South Burlington High School •  The Schoolhouse Learning Center • Westford School • Williston Central School • Winooski Middle/High School

Special thanks to our partner: