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Nevada Women in Trades holds first graduation ceremony

Posted at 7:35 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 13:41:15-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Due to COVID-19, Nevada Women in Trades will hold its first virtual commencement ceremony later today.

Evelyn Pacheco, founder of Women in Trades and army veteran said, "This year was different because of the pandemic. COVID-19 came and disrupted all of our lives."

Evelyn Pacheco created Nevada Women in Trades to encourage women to pursue a career in the field.

The training program is normally six weeks long with workshops and one-on-one mentorship.

But due to COVID-19, Pacheco moved her program online.

She said "Nonprofits and for-profits have to think outside the box right now and if you're not thinking outside the box you won't make it."

Later today she will hold a graduation virtually​ for four women who completed her class while working from home.

To find out more information about the Women in Trades program, you can visit the WIT website here.