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Girls in construction-related Voc Tech programs in MA exceed 20%!

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Since PGTI and the Building Trades Unions began partnering with staff in Massachusetts Vocational Technical High Schools to ensure greater access and support for young women in construction-related education programs, the percent of females in these programs has steadily increased. … Continue reading

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Women’s participation in MA union apprenticeship reaches 10.30%, as of Q2 2021

The latest data on the participation of underrepresented groups in union registered apprenticeship shows continued progress in diversifying our union labor workforce. From 2021 to date, the percentage of women in apprenticeship has increased steadily every year, with 10.30% women’s … Continue reading

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Massachusetts triples national average for women in union construction apprenticeships

Women now comprise 10% of all union building trade apprentices in Massachusetts. This is among the highest figures in the country, tripling the national average and representing a two-fold increase since 2012. “Reaching 10% women in apprenticeships is a huge … Continue reading

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Doing It in Massachusetts: 9.8% Women Statewide

Seasons Greetings and A Gift of Data from PGTI We’re doing it, comrades. The latest data report on Massachusetts women in apprenticeship should give PGTI allies and advocates something to smile about this holiday season. In August 2020, PGTI published … Continue reading

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PUBLIC SECTOR OWNERS IN MASSACHUSETTS: 6.9% women’s participation in the construction workforce is the law.

The Attorney General’s Office has issues FAQs that describe the requirements and provide citations to the relevant bid laws.  “All contracts by a state agency or state-assisted contracts for design, construction, reconstruction, installation, demolition, maintenance or repair must contain workforce … Continue reading

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