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In memory of Outi Hicks, “Be That One Guy” who challenges sexism in the world of construction

Today, Valentine’s Day, is the one year anniversary of the murder of Outi Hicks, Carpenter apprentice, killed by a co-worker on a construction site in Fresno, CA. The article below from the New York Times discusses the connection between sexual … Continue reading

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Watch the PGTI webinar on recruiting women to union apprenticeship

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 … Continue reading

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Think Women First!

We often describe PGTI as a “learning community.” At our open meetings every other month (the next meeting is at 4 PM on December 20), a group of people who share the commitment to increasing and retaining women in the … Continue reading

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Updates on outreach to tradeswomen of the future

Connecticut Building Trades launch pre-apprenticeship for women The Connecticut Building Trades have launched the latest Building Pathways Pre-apprenticeship Program to bring more women into the trades. PGTI will be conducting diversity training for participants in August. Check out their FB … Continue reading

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Interview With BisNow

Recently one of PGTI’s co-convenors, Liz Skidmore was interviewed for an article in BisNOw, a national real estate development journal.  The article discusses progress PGTI and partners have made in the fight to recruit and retain womena nd people of … Continue reading

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