Another successful Women in the Workforce event gives young ladies a look at future roles

Women in the Workforce event gave young ladies a chance to learn about opportunities

A look at how young women are being encouraged to look at non-traditional careers for their futures, thanks to events like Women in the Workforce.

From mining, to forestry, law enforcement and construction, there are so many opportunities out there for young women.

And the goal was to share about those non-traditional careers for them, during the Women in the Workforce event at the Minnesota North – Mesabi Range Eveleth campus.

“I think it’s a fun opportunity to check out a bunch of new jobs,” shared Jackie Dahle, a junior from Chisholm.

They toured the campus, and met with a variety of professionals from different fields.

Bella Flack, a junior from Chisholm, said, “I’m not 100% sure what I want to do for a career, so I like coming to these because they’ll show you the opportunities you do have.”

Another junior, Carly Alzen, said, “I’m interested in welding, and being an EMT. I like the program they have here.”

Amber Jungwirth, a forester with the Minnesota DNR, was happy to share about her work. “A couple of gals said they are going to Vermilion in Ely for forestry, which is great. And a couple said their uncles are in forestry, so that influence is exciting, too. It’s great they want to work in the woods and get outside.”

The Empower Program through Minnesota North put on the event, along with support from sponsors like JET, Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, Applied Learning Institute, True North Stars, and U.S. Steel.

Empower helps women in non-traditional career paths overcome different barriers, like child care, transportation, and housing.

Cheyenne Parr called it a beautiful event. She’s a junior from Chisholm as well. Her sister, Cienna, was interested in checking out the law enforcement field.