C & C Heating & Air Conditioning celebrates Women's History Month by advocating for more women in the skilled trades

The Detroit ~ Dayna Hottle, General Manager of C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, a leading Detroit-area heating and cooling company, is encouraging more women to consider a career in the skilled trades. With a labor shortage in the industry, there are job openings and the pay is lucrative.

"It can be intimidating to enter a male-dominated field, but as more and more women see the benefits of working in this industry, we can overcome any stigma," said Hottle. She began her career in the trades working the phones at the family business she now runs. "Learning a skilled trade is ideal for women who want to follow a technical career path but don't want to rack up thousands in student loan debt by attending a college."

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Hottle points out that during World Wars I and II, with men gone overseas to fight, nearly all manufacturing and technical jobs were held by women. "While it's still a male-dominated field," she said, "we are seeing more and more women choosing to make their careers in our industry and the industry is better for it."

Hottle was born into the industry, working for her grandfather, father and uncles at C & C in the call center before taking some time away from the business to earn a degree in economics and management. She has served as C & C's general manager since January 2022.

"Working in this industry has been wonderful to me and my family," she said. "As Baby Boomers retire, this industry is experiencing a significant skills gap. Women can help make up that difference. And when you learn a trade, it's a lifetime skill. Regardless of where you live, you can take this skill with you and find a career earning a good honest living."

For more information about C & C Heating & Air Conditioning call (586) 439-3319.
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