Women in construction form local advice group

January 28, 2015

Recognizing the growth of women as direct or indirect participants in the local construction industry, two trade groups have teamed up to help create a new forum for women and “like-minded” construction professionals to share challenges they face and explore ideas for solutions. The ad hoc group is designed to bring together women from across… Read More »

Where are the female tradies?

January 28, 2015

Male domination of trades and trade courses in the automotive, construction, mining and energy sectors is entrenched above 95%, despite the substantial pay advantage compared to other trades such as hairdressing and hospitality. In an effort to uncover why so few girls pursue the male-dominated trade careers, I set off to schools with my pink… Read More »

Drive to boost employment for women and social media campaign #notjustforboys

January 28, 2015

Women are challenging industry perceptions and breaking down barriers #NotJustForBoys #Construction pic.twitter.com/YupfvrXTUb — DWP (@DWPgovuk) January 28, 2015 Esther McVey joins @ayslogistics Chief Executive Jane Weaver for our campaign #NotJustForBoys pic.twitter.com/AHSY8jhWS6 — DWP (@DWPgovuk) January 28, 2015 Constuction, engineering and science – it's time to end the idea that some industries are men-only #NotJustForBoys pic.twitter.com/0TAzCP883r… Read More »

Chicago: Free Training for Women Interested Working in Utility or Construction Industry

January 28, 2015

YWCA Chicago is offering a FREE 8-week training program to prepare women for utility and construction industries. CONSTRUCT@YWCAChicago is an eight-week training program that addresses basic skills in math and English, as well as, fundamental construction skills, general work readiness, and financial management in the context of preparing for careers in the construction or utility… Read More »

LSC Gets Grant to Train Women in Non-Traditional, High Wage Jobs

January 27, 2015

Lake Superior College has gotten a boost in funding to educate more women in non-traditional jobs. The $63,500 grant came from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. It will help 24 low-income women explore careers in industries like construction and truck driving, receive training resulting in industry-recognized credentials and the ability to earn… Read More »

Students Try-A-Trade with Skills Canada

January 26, 2015

Friday, Jan. 23 was another busy day for students across the Peace Region, many of whom swapped their textbooks for trades. The 2015 Peace Region Skills Canada Competition saw over 500 talented students try their hand at an in-demand trade, and even compete for the top prize. “It’s going terrific,” District Vice Principal of Experiential… Read More »

Women in Construction launch trade group

January 26, 2015

When a new women’s construction industry work group meets for the first time on Jan. 29, it will seek ideas and feedback from guests that will serve as its foundation. “This is an opportunity to shape what the group will be,” said Nicole Savage, owner of Crittenden-based Nature’s Way Environmental Consultants & Contractors Inc. Read… Read More »

Why women employees are flocking to this family owned construction company

January 26, 2015

CALGARY – Tracey White did not benefit from a special initiative to hire and then promote women at the construction company where she works. No, she said, and her bosses agreed, she was promoted to foreman of a Borger Earthworks construction crew last year because of her hard work. “I’m not there just because I’m… Read More »