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Gender equity in the construction workforce: A proven framework for crushing the barriers

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 … Continue reading

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2018 Apprentice Data: 26.45% increase in women apprentices in MA union JATCs

The Division of Apprentice Standards’ 2018 year-end numbers for Registered Apprentices demonstrated the increase in women apprentices in joint union programs that the industry has been feeling in the field. Over 100 women built the MGM Casino in Springfield. Over … Continue reading

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Women First! Gender diversity in the construction workforce increases racial diversity

Beginning in 1983, Boston’s Resident Jobs Policy (BRJP) required workforce diversity targets on all public construction projects and any private construction in the city over 100,000 sq. feet. The original targets were 10% women’s work hours, 40% “minority” hours and … Continue reading

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Best Practices Revised and Released

We have been working with our stakeholder partners for the past year to update Finishing the Job: Best Practices for Diverse Workforce in the Construction Industry. We are happy to announce that version 8 is complete and ready for your … Continue reading

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20% by 2020: Quarterly report on Massachusetts apprenticeship

Ona quarterly basis, PGTI receives data from the state Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) on the demographics of apprentices in all Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). In addition to making public the rates of participation by women and people of color, … Continue reading

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