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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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Women in Apprenticeship hold steady at 9.5%, but for how long?

Massachusetts currently has the one of the highest statewide percentages of women in union apprenticeship at 9.5%. This is due to an increased focus on bringing in diverse new workers to meet hiring goals on MA projects. Many union apprenticeships … Continue reading

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PGTI Disparity Study proves women are available and willing to enter the trades in Central MA

On August 2, the Worcester Sunday Telegram published an article supporting greater diversity in the construction trades. The three authors, a leader in the Carpenters Union and two union contractors, point to PGTI’s Worcester Workforce Disparity Study to document the … Continue reading

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20 Percent NOW: IUOE Local 98 leads with 27.6% women apprentices in 2020

Happy 20 Percent Day! This month, we are showcasing IUOE Operating Engineers Local 98 out of Western MA. With 27.6% women in their apprenticeship program, they currently hold the spot for the highest percentage of women apprentices in the state. … Continue reading

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20 Percent NOW: Mass Girls In Trades

Happy 20% Day. Today, it’s all about the girls, specifically, Massachusetts Girls in Trades. For the 2019-20 school year, 19.7% of all students enrolled CTE construction-related programs are female. This is no small feat, as the percentage of women in the trades nationwide … Continue reading

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