The following websites provide helpful information and support about several Career & Technical Education (CTE) career choices that are considered “nontraditional by gender.”
American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is a national organization whose purpose is to provide a framework for nurses, as a group, to meet, to discuss and influence factors, which affect men as nurses.
EngineerGirl is a website designed to bring national attention to the exciting opportunities that engineering represents for girls and women. The website is a service of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and grew out of the work of the NAE Committee on the Diversity of the Engineering Workforce.
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Girls Who Code has a vision to reach gender parity in computing fields and believes this vision is paramount to ensure the economic prosperity of women, families, and communities across the globe, and to equip citizens with the 21st century tools for innovation and social change.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Women in Engineering (IEEE WIE) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting women engineers and scientists and inspiring girls around the world to follow their academic interests to a career in engineering.
MenTeach is a non-profit clearinghouse for both men and women seeking information and resources about men teaching. If you are a man thinking about teaching or currently teaching this is a place to connect with others who share your vision for children and society. If you are a researcher, university or college student or faculty, a legislator or from the media, you’ll find information to answer your questions. MenTeach is about children’s success. We want a diverse workforce, both men and women teachers, educating and caring for our children.
National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. Increasing the number of women in technology and computing also has the potential to improve the design of products and services to better serve a more diverse population, and increase economic and social well-being by providing more women with stable and lucrative careers.
United States Department of Labor Women’s Bureau supports women in the workforce as vital to the nation’s economic security. This website contains a central, comprehensive and searchable repository of Department of Labor resources, tools, and publications of special interest to women.
Women in Manufacturing™ is a more than 500-member-strong national organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry.
Professional Women in Construction (PWC) is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing professional, entrepreneurial and managerial opportunities for women and other “non-traditional” populations in construction and related industries. With 6 chapters and over 1,000 members, PWC serves a constituency of close to 15,000, representing a broad spectrum of the industry. As its mission, PWC encourages and advances the goals and interests of woman and minority owned businesses.
The NET (Nontraditional Employment & Training) Project provides statewide technical assistance to Career and Technical Education institutions that sponsor Carl D. Perkins funded programs for nontraditional career options. The website provides useful resources to support the mission of building a nontraditional workforce through expanded educational and career opportunities for students. The NET Project is administered by the SUNY University at Albany’s Center for Women in Government & Civil Society in partnership with the New York State Education Department.
Career opportunities in the solar industry are booming, and women are especially in demand. The LetsGoSolar.com team has created a new guide that encourages girls and woman to envision their paths to a clean energy career and thus help bridge the gender gap within the renewable energy industry. LetsGoSolar.com strives to advance sustainability through solar energy and environmental education resources.