Growing the Numbers of Women in the Trades: Building Equity and Inclusion through Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Ariane Hegewisch, M.Phil., Tanima Ahmed

November 14, 2019
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Greater access to apprenticeships in the skilled trades can help women achieve economic security and fill predicted skills shortages in construction. The construction trades provide good careers with family sustaining earnings. Employment prospects are favorable, not least because many skilled workers are close to the age where they may want to retire, and the industry needs to train the next generation of workers.