Denver7: At Colorado technical schools, young women find opportunities in traditionally male fields

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"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."