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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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20 Percent NOW: In MA, growth of six union apprenticeship programs exceeds 20%

 Apprenticeship Program WomenQ4  2018 WomenQ4  2019 Percent increase Roofers Local 33 9 16 77.7% Pipefitters Local 537 10 16 60% Elevator Constructors Local 41 2 3 50% Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 14 19 35.7% Boston Electricians Local 103 85 … Continue reading

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Leading the Nation: 9.22% women in union apprenticeship programs

The latest data is in and 9.22% of union trade apprentices in Massachusetts are now women. This means Massachusetts has the highest percentage of women in union apprenticeships than anywhere in the US. This is despite the national US average … Continue reading

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