"As Colorado faces a need for skilled workers, young women who are pursuing careers in areas like construction, welding and automotive repair are finding more doors opening to them.
Kendra Lewis, a graduate of Pickens Technical College in Aurora, was recently promoted to foreman at RK Industries in Denver.
'I've been there for five years, started as a welder and worked my way up,' Lewis said.
Lewis is also an adviser at Pickens Technical College, where young women like Aria Stedman continue to be a minority in the welding program.
'I thought it was super cool that I'm one of the only women here and I wish more women would do it,' Stedman said."