As we have said at every PGTI meeting for 11 years, there is no silver bullet to crushing the barriers to women’s access to good jobs in the trades and to reaching the goal of 20% by 2020. But there are strategies, best practices and game changers that move the needle faster than others. Below is our most recent “one pager.” Adapted from the success stories of the Canterbury Rebuild in New Zealand –where women reached 17% of the construction workforce –and informed by our work in Massachusetts and the inspiring work of stakeholders in Portland, OR led by Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc., the five strategies included in the Diversity Framework can be laid over all diversity efforts from pre-apprenticeship to monitoring workforce compliance and supporting retention. We believe these principles can substantially accelerate progress in opening the trades to women. Let us know what you think.
- It’s almost that time again!🎊🎉Today is the day!✨🎉🎊Check out our panel!✨Ready for summer Tradeswomen Tuesdays?!Thank you to everyone who came to our May Tradeswomen Tuesday last week! As always, we enjoy coming together to help more women get into the trades!It’s Tradeswomen Tuesday today! Women looking to learn how to obtain a career in the building trades should join us on zoom at 5pm to get info on how to do so!
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