Virtual Women in Skilled Trades Panel

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Students will hear women in Skilled Trades, such as welding, fabrication, and construction tell their stories, share their challenges, and how they overcame them. Students will then participate in a live question and answer session with the panelists!

Panelists include:

  • Shanen Aranmór, Chief Wellness Welder at Weld Like a Girl
  • Martica Ventura, Sr. Manager, Competitions, Events, and Conferences at American Welding Society
  • Tina Bliss, Program Coordinator at Boeing
  • Michelle Balatico, President of TICO Construction
  • Kaori Palmer, Sales Management Trainee at Heidelberg Materials
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Tuesday, May 14, 2024


Pacific Time
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Caitlin Duke