Durham, NC, January 25, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Lisa Pineiro, president of Technical Services Inc., a privately held electrical training and recruiting firm, and founder of WOmen @ Work, a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging young women to explore traditionally male-dominated construction fields, has announced that WOmen @ Work has been featured in the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs’ Afterschool Observer. The article, published in the newsletter’s December issue, details the mission of WOmen @ Work and how the organization began.
The Afterschool Observer is published bimonthly by the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs (NC CAP) and is distributed to NC CAP Board members, legislators active in educational policy, members of the media, afterschool providers, parents and subscribers.
“I am proud that WOmen @ Work has been featured in Afterschool Observer,” said Pineiro. “Our mission is to teach young women that they can do whatever they want, no matter the stereotypes surrounding the job. To be recognized by the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs for our efforts is exciting.”
About WOmen @ Work:
WOmen @ Work is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging young women to explore traditionally male-dominated construction fields. The organization was founded by Lisa Pineiro, a former cosmetologist who now owns her own electrical training and recruiting firm, Technical Services Inc. (TSI), in Durham, N.C. Pineiro saw the shortage of women in the construction industry and knew that this was a missed opportunity for many young women. As a result, Pineiro formed WOmen @ Work to persuade middle and high school age girls to embrace construction and other trades as a viable career path. Pineiro travels throughout the Southeast to spread her message through a hands-on program that allows young women to learn and exercise skills in construction. For more information, call Lisa Pineiro at (919) 620-8909.
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