Girls Night Out

Posted on Categories Career Information and Exploration, College and Career Pathways, Preparing for Non-Traditional Fields, Recruitment and Retention

At a Glance

To increase enrollment among female students in non-traditional programs, Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center (WMCTC) hosts a Girls Night Out event for prospective female students to showcase the school’s programs in non-traditional career fields.


Hosted by WMCTC, the Girls Night Out event is open to prospective female students in grades seven through eleven. During the event, speakers from the Workforce Investment Board, current students, and graduates discuss the importance of women participating in non-traditional career fields. Attendees then tour several of the programs and participate in hands-on activities in the labs.

The following programs are highlighted during the event:

  • Automotive
  • Carpentry
  • Collision Repair
  • Commercial Art
  • Diesel Technology
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Metal Technology
  • Protective Services

Origin / Implementation

In an effort to address the CTC’s struggles to meet non-traditional student participation performance goals, the

WMCTC Director and the administration organized the Girls Night Out event. It was first held on November 12, 2015.

Results / Impact

Approximately 25 students attended the first Girls Night Out event. WMCTC received positive feedback from attendees. Parents were pleased that the event showcased what the career and technology center could offer female students. WMCTC plans to host the event annually.


Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center
Chris Moritzen, Director