Women need our help getting into the trades and staying in the trades. The resources in this section provide information on the organizations, government policies, and research data that support, guide, and inform successful recruitment and retention efforts.
Apprenticeships and Training
- Model Programs
- Research, Resources, & Evaluations
- Apprenticeship data
- Standards & Regulations
MBE & WBE Support
- Disadvantaged Business Revolving Loan Program: allows the Illinois Department of Transportation to make the loans to businesses, including MBEs & WBEs, that have contracts with the state.
- Lexington Minority and Women Contractor Training Program: helps minority and women effectively compete in the contracting industry and covers topics ranging from estimating and bidding to subcontracting.
Tradeswomen Organizations & Resources