Thanks to the Building Trades Employers Association and the Building Trades Training Directors Association for hosting our February 8 webinar, “HOW AND WHY: Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Women to Joint Construction Apprenticeship.” In the 50 minute presentation, we review area best practices and suggest questions for JATC directors, staff and trustees. Upcoming revisions to the federal apprenticeship standards will require JATCs to rethink their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policies and reorganize their outreach, recruitment and selection practices. This can be an opportunity for JATCs to step up their recruitment of women and bring greater diversity to their apprentice classes and to the union workforce as a whole.
Click below to watch the webinar and contact us with questions, comments and requests for in-person technical assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Only the union sector can supply the tradeswomen of the future.”
–Brian Doherty, General Agent, Metro Boston Building Trades Council