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PGTI: Still Crushing the barriers after 13 years!

PGTI: The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues is completing it’s 13th year. This year we published a book chapter on our founding and how our multi-stakeholder collaboration was able to triple the percent of women in the trades in Massachusetts. … Continue reading

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Launching V.9 of “Finishing the Job: Best Practices for a Diverse Workforce in the Construction Industry”

Today we launch Version 9 of Finishing the Job, the PGTI manual of Best Practices for a Diverse Workforce in the Construction Industry. The first version of Finishing the Job, was created in 2013. This was and continues to be … Continue reading

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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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