About PGTI

Download a one page summary of The PGTI Model: Integrating supply and demand for women in the construction industry

Download a more detailed description of the model and strategy here.

PGTI is co-convened by the UMass Boston Labor Resource Center, the Metropolitan Boston Building Trades Council, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, and the Dorchester/Roxbury Labor Committee. Over 150 collaborating participants across Massachusetts and New Hampshire have worked together to increase both the supply of qualified tradeswomen and the demand for women on the job.

Supply leaders include regional pre-apprenticeship programs preparing qualified applicants for careers in the building trades:

Demand leaders include developers and owners who are establishing Access and Opportunity Committees to set high targets and implement best practices:

Join Us!

PGTI has met bi-monthly since 2008 to work on the persistent policy failure to open up good jobs in the construction trades to women. We send our meeting reminders and minutes through email in addition to listening them on our website. If you would like to join our email list, please contact our Research Assistant. We’ll update our contact list with your information and keep you in the loop on our meeting schedule. You can also contact our Research Assistant to update your contact settings or change the frequency we send you email.

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