Women in the Trades


  • Sparks fly as a welding student works on a piece of metal.

    “I already work in a machine shop and I believe it’s a good idea to get the training so that I can better myself in the shop." – Riley Trudell

March is Women in the Trades Month. To celebrate, we will be featuring the hard work of the young women who are enrolled in or have graduated from our Career & Technical Education programs and who are changing the face of the skilled trades.

We celebrate and applaud women in the skilled trades well beyond the month of March but are using this time to encourage even more young women to consider non-traditional career paths by showcasing current female students and successful female graduates this month.

Get to know our Women in the Trades

Meet Alexis Wright,  a Welding & Metal Fabrication student from Bethlehem High School.

Meet Octavia Rice, an Automotive Trades Tech student from Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School.

Meet Savannah Traverse, a Residential Construction/Heavy Equipment student from Schoharie Central High School.

Meet Alicia Gray, an Electrical Trades student from Cobleskill-Richmondville High School.