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Non-Traditional Careers

NON-TRADITIONAL CAREERS

A Non-Traditional Occupation(NTO) or Career is one where one gender (male or female) comprises less than 25% of those employed (according to the U. S. Department of Labor). Some common ones that one might think of are men that are nurses, bookkeepers, or secretaries and women that are welders, engineers, or firefighters. (You will find more information and resources below.)

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NON-TRADITIONAL CAREERS FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Non-Traditional Occupation (NTO) or Career?

A Non-Traditional Occupation or Career is one where one gender (male or female) comprises less than 25% of those employed (according to the U. S. Department of Labor). Some common ones that one might think of are men that are nurses, bookkeepers, or secretaries and women that are welders, engineers, or firefighters. (You will find more information and resources below.)

 

What are the benefits for Women who choose a Non-Traditional Career?

• Economic self-sufficiency

• Higher wages (NTO’s pay 20-30% more than jobs traditionally held by women)

• Better benefits

• Broader job opportunities

• Advancement potential

• Job satisfaction

 

What are the benefits for Men who choose a Non-Traditional Career?

• Opportunities for advancement in an area of interest

• Fulfilling work

• Opportunity for adventure

• Broader job opportunities

• Job satisfaction

 

How do I get more information?

• You can start by using the resources on this website.

• Talk to an instructor for a program that you are interested in.

• Talk to someone in the career that you want to know more about.

• Contact WINCC (Women In Non-Traditional Careers Coalition at Butte College)

• Meet with a career counselor. Butte College offers individual career counseling appointments at no charge. Call 530-895-2340.

 

BOOKS & BROCHURES

Research specific non-traditional occupations or industries by using books in the Butte College Career Library. You can find them on the Main Campus in SAS 258 (Student and Administrative Services Building). View a list of those available at http://www.butte.edu/services/career_services/careercenterlibrary.html

 

Butte College Career & Technical Education Program Brochure
Find information on the Career & Technical Programs offered at Butte College.
http://www.butte.edu/resources/pr_resources/Career_Tech_Bro.pdf

 

CAMPUS EVENTS

View All Career Events

View Non-Traditional Career Events at

WINCC-Women in Non-traditional Careers Coalition, Butte College


CAREER COUNSELOR & CAREER DECISION-MAKING

Contact Butte College Career Counseling at 530-895-2340 or go by SAS 210 (Student and Administrative Services Building) to schedule an appointment.

CONFERENCES

WOMEN BUILDING CALIFORNIA and the NATION

The 10th Annual Statewide Conference for women who work in the Building Trades will also be the 1st Women Building the Nation conference.

April 30-May 1, 2011, Oakland, CA

http://www.tradeswomen.org/conference.php

 

JOBS

To get a non-traditional job, that you are qualified for, contact the Butte College Job Placement staff to design your job search strategies plan, write cover letters and resumes, find and contact employers.

Job Placement: 530-895-2334 or SAS 258 (Student and Administrative Services Building).

http://www.butte.edu/jpce/

 

(Note: if you are not yet qualified, you may need to talk with a counselor about training and education before you meet with job placement.)

ORGANIZATIONS

WINCCWINCC-Women in Non-traditional Careers Coalition, Butte College

WINCC is a community of students and instructors committed to the promotion, support, and mentoring of women and girls in science, technology, engineering, math, police, fire, agriculture, welding, and other nontraditional career paths.

The American Assembly for Men in Nursing

The purpose of AAMN is to provide a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors which affect men as nurses.

http://aamn.org/

 

Tradeswomen, Inc.

California's first organization for women in the trades. They build community among the growing numbers of women in blue collar, skilled craft jobs.

http://www.tradeswomen.org/

 

Women in Non Traditional Employment Roles-Winter

An independent nonprofit organization founded by a group of tradeswomen that wanted to extend opportunities to economically disadvantaged community women.

http://www.winterwomen.org/

RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Butte College Career and Technical Programs

Find detailed and contact information for programs, view video, and find an informational brochure.

http://www.butte.edu/careers/

 

STEM Careers

Careers in Science, Technology Engineering, and Math in Partnership with NASA. Many of these careers are non-traditional for women.

http://www.stemcareer.com/

 

RESOURCES FOR INSTRUCTORS & COUNSELORS

Nontraditional Careers Statewide Leadership Project’s Website.

Includes many resources, weblinks and brochures.

http://nontrad.info/?loc=home

 

Booklet-Women in Non-Traditional Careers-Tools For Success

Booklet to help you recruit and retain more women in your classes.

http://www.jspac.org/repository/Booklet.pdf

 

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Butte College Career and Technical Education

Explore the certificates and degrees and view video information.

http://www.butte.edu/careers/

 

Northwest Lineman College, Oroville, CA

Lineworker certification, electrical lineworker program, and utility training.

http://www.lineman.edu/

 

Solar Energy International

Solar Certification Training from Professional Solar Installers

http://www.solarenergy.org/

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