BE A TRAILBLAZER! Break the gender barriers

Good jobs are not limited to a specific gender. Find out how you can be a trailblazer to a satisfying, lucrative, non-traditional career.

Massage Therapy Program
Welding Certificate

Non-traditional careers are occupations for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the workforce. For example, women working in a career field like industrial technology or men working in the field of early childhood education. If you are enrolled in a program area that is nontraditional for your gender, you could qualify for assistance with books and supplies. Find out more about the Special Populations Program. If you have an interest in a non-traditional career path, the status quo should not keep you from following your dream. There are many advantages – for everyone – if the gender barriers are broken!

Nontraditional Careers for Men

The list below shows programs at CCTC that lead to nontraditional career areas for men:

  • Accounting and Management
  • Early Care and Education
  • Human Services
  • Nursing Preparatory Certificate
  • Nursing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Record Coding
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Surgical Technology
Nontraditional Careers for Men - Early Care and Education

Nontraditional Careers for Women

The list below shows programs at CCTC that lead to nontraditional career areas for women:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Design Technology
  • Environmental Engineering Technology
  • General Technology
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Machine Tool/CNC
  • Mechatronics
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Welding Technology
Nontraditional Careers for Women - Engineering Design

Benefits

Individual Benefits

  • Career fulfillment and success
  • Opportunity for all
  • Competitive salaries
  • Trailblazer satisfaction!

Employer Benefits

  • Diverse workforce
  • Multiple perspectives and problem-solving styles
  • Match of employee skills to company needs
  • Employee satisfaction and long-term loyalty

Resources

Want to know more? Check out the resources below:

United States Department of Labor
https://www.dol.gov/

USDL (Statistics on Non-traditional Labor Force)
https://www.dol.gov/wb/stats/nontra_traditional_occupations.htm

National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity – South Carolina
https://www.napequity.org/states/south-carolina/

The Manufacturing Institute – Women in Manufacturing
http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Initiatives/Women-in-Manufacturing/STEP-Awards.aspx

The Sydney Herald – Men in Non-traditional Jobs
http://www.smh.com.au/national/womens-work-men-who-do-nontraditional-jobs-20150721-gihbbo.html

Discovering Nursing – Men in Nursing
https://www.discovernursing.com/men-in-nursing

Funded by the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V).

Questions? Contact:

Lara Stephenson

Assistant Director, Counseling & Student Life Services/Special Populations Coordinator

(803) 778-6672, ext. 272

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