On March 29, 2012, the girls’ community attended a “Skills Work! for Women” networking dinner in Sussex. These events, put on by the Government of New Brunswick, are designed to introduce young women in high school, who are interested in the skilled trades and technologies, to female mentors who are currently working or studying in a related career field. The Portage residents enjoyed meeting the mentors and listening to their presentations on the rewards and challenges of different career paths. Many of them left feeling very inspired by the guidance they had received, and are now looking into new career options that they had never before considered.