Hard Hats and Tool Belts: Breaking the Mold for Women

Our local economy – with its heavy emphasis on resource-based industries, construction, manufacturing, and retail services – is challenging for women seeking living wage jobs. Encouraging more women to pursue non-traditional occupations is one solution to the problem.

    Our forum speakers will be:

  • Jocie Boyer

    Manager, Labor Market Information Division for Northern California, California Employment Development Department.

    Jocie supervises the tracking and researching of our local economy, including the composition of its industries and occupations, and the calculation of the unemployment rate.

  • Darcy Crandall

    Heavy equipment operator and big rig driver.

    Darcy has a certificate in Heavy Equipment and Operations and a Commercial Class A Drivers License. She has worked at Sunrise Excavating and Paving for six years.

  • Eva Jimenez

    Dean of the Business, Agriculture, Industry, and Technology Division, Shasta College.

    Eva oversees the College’s vocational and career technical certificate and degree programs. Some of their non-traditional career options available to female students include agriculture, automotive, diesel, and welding.

  • Veronica Rivera

    Licensed electrical contractor and owner of Gold Star Electric.

    Veronica has been an electrician for over twenty and started her own firm in 2002.

The Women’s Fund is a program of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation. This event is part of our on-going series of forums that address issues facing women and families in our area.

Join us on Wednesday, November 9th.

Seating capacity is limited to 120, so please RSVP by Monday, November 7th. Brown bag lunches may be purchased for $5 on a first come, first served basis.

To RSVP Click Here!

KIXE-TV will rebroadcast the forum on Channel 9 on Friday, November 18, at 9 p.m.

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