Girls-Only Trade Classes Are Becoming More Popular—and They’re Upending Gender Stereotypes — Pacific Standard. Smart Journalism. Real Solutions.

Girls-only shop classes are gaining traction, and the timing is right: A shortage of skilled workers is driving up wages in male-dominated trades such as auto repair, construction, and welding. But educators say these classes offer more than job prospects. They are also a source of empowerment.Alana Johnson, 18, uses a workbench vise during a…

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