Annual camp promotes welding, electrical fields for women
By WES TOMLINSON, The Decatur Daily
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) – A hands-on camp promotes the welding and electrical fields to young women in north Alabama.
The 16th Summer Welding and Electrical Technology Camp was held recently by the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and Calhoun Community College.
The camp is in the aerospace building on Calhoun’s Decatur campus.
It’s open exclusively to high school female students in an effort to get more women interested in welding and electrical work.
Instructor Ben Maples says he has seen more women enter the electrical workforce in recent years, and he isn’t surprised.
He says being an electrician is detailed work, and young women are good at that.
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6/20/2022 12:01:15 AM (GMT -5:00)