WCTC Students

Nontraditional Occupations

Shake Things Up!

A nontraditional occupation (NTO) is any job in which your gender makes up less than 25 percent of the workforce — for example, women in the skilled trades or men in healthcare. We love seeing our students break through barriers in industries historically dominated by one gender. Those working in NTOs may find:

  • Increased job satisfaction
  • Higher wages
  • More job opportunities
  • Good benefits
  • More opportunities for advancement
Career Exploration

WCTC Career Connections

College Center, Room C-021

Deatra Holloway
Outreach Specialist

Cindy Flores
Outreach Specialist

Upcoming NTO Events

Men in Nursing Assisting

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 9-11 a.m. | Building H, Room H-212 and 214

If you're interested in a career in the healthcare field, nursing assisting is a great place to start! Learn basic nursing and personal care skills, client rights, and care of clients with dementia, plus try out some hands-on laboratory skills in this workshop.

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Men in Human Services

Friday, April 15, 2022 | 10 a.m. - Noon | Building S, Room S-210

The human services field serves a wide range of individuals with an even wider range of needs. Sadly, there are rarely enough professionals to provide all the help that is needed and, in particular, a massive shortage of male professionals. Join us for a presentation and discussion about how men can contribute to helping their communities by working in the field of human services.

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Men in Human Resources

Friday, April 29, 2022 | 1-3 p.m. | Building B, Room B-095

Find out what a day in the life of an HR manager looks like during this interactive presentation and information gathering session. Learn about the various activities involved in an HR career, including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and training and development.

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Women in Welding

Friday, May 6, 2022 | 1-3 p.m. | Building I, Room I-144

Get hands-on practice in hand forming, welding and finishing at this unique event. Learn from highly skilled instructors who will share their knowledge and extensive industry experience. Plus, explore the vast career opportunities in metal fabrication and welding, a key component of Advanced Manufacturing. Leave the workshop with your own handmade item that you can proudly display. Please note: Participants must wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and long hair tied back.

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