More Women Study to Be Diesel Technicians
More women are taking classes to be diesel technicians, finding high-paying jobs in a career traditionally dominated by men. (WBAY photo)
Our very own Amy Hunt has been featured in a local news story in WBAY TV-2 about the rise in women studying to be diesel technicians! After spending five years in the Marines, Amy decided to pursue a career in the trades and she is now a service technician for Total Energy Systems out of Milwaukee. We are proud to have her on our team, check out the story below!
STURGEON BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Job sites indicate there are currently more than 1,000 diesel technician openings in Wisconsin. It's a career that's traditionally dominated by men -- but not anymore.
With diesel technicians in high demand, not only in Wisconsin but around the country, more and more women are entering the field.
A high-paying job awaits those willing to break stereotypes.
After spending five years in the Marines, Amy Hunt decided to pursue a career in the trades.
"I love the fact that you can work with your hands, you can break a sweat, you know you earn that money, and you visually see what you accomplish," she said.
Two years ago, Hunt moved from Florida to enroll in Northeast Wisconsin Technical College's Diesel Technician program at its Sturgeon Bay campus.