Girls-only trade classes are gaining traction, and the timing is right. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up only 2 percent in auto mechanics, 3 percent of construction workers and 4.5 percent of welders.High schools like Myers Park (Charlotte, NC) have found that when they offer female-only trade courses, the girls sign up. Problem is– schools could face problems with Title IX regulations regarding same-sex education.

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