WESTFORD — Makenna Pearlman, of Leominster, who earlier this year became the first female graduate of Nashoba Valley Technical High School to earn a journeyman electrician license, has been recognized nationally by a trade organization.
Pearlman, 23, is one of Electrical Construction & Maintenance’s 30 Under 30 Electrical All Stars.
Pearlman graduated from the Electrical Technology at Nashoba Tech in 2018, at which point she started working in the electrical industry. In 2020, she landed a job with Brattan Industries, a commercial electrical firm based in Littleton.
Robert Baker, an Electrical Technology instructor at Nashoba Tech, called Pearlman a “trailblazer” when she earned her journeyman license.
“I can now look my students in the eye and tell them, ‘Girls can do it, too. If you don’t believe me, ask Makenna Pearlman,’” Baker said.
Each year, Electrical Construction & Maintenance, or EC&M, selects its 30 Under 30 Electrical All-Stars from nominations received from across the country. The agency reported that it received a record number of nominations this year.