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Program will help women enter nontraditional careers


Last updated 7/14/2016 at 7:48pm

Montana State University-Northern is launching a new program to encourage women to enter nontraditional careers.

The program will encourage women to enter courses leading to occupations that have traditionally had few women, such as plumbing or electrical work, said Cristina Estrada-Underwood, director of Northern’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Programs.

Even though there are women in the law enforcement program at Northern, she said. “There is always room for improvement.”

The program got the final go-ahead last week when the university received word that a $5,000 grant...

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