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Women in Construction

Women represent only 9% of the construction industry, yet the industry faces a skilled labor shortage. These jobs are not only in demand, but offer a long-lasting career to those who work hard to pursue it. Focusing on recruiting women, who will bring a diverse set of skills, to the construction industry is a win-win for all.

Editor’s note: Earlier, we told you about an event which focused on women in construction careers which was held in Galveston, Texas in February.  The following wrap-up of...
Braddock compares recent articles: “Some stories focus on the fact that women are finding fantastic careers in construction while others suggest it is too difficult for women to...
A women’s center in Florida has decided to take a step towards filling the need of skilled craft professionals. The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women in Tampa, Florida has...
The head of the National Association of Women in Construction says the absolute most important thing she can say to women considering jobs in the industry is “don’t let anyone...
Despite the fact that women are the absolute best candidates for many careers in construction, the perception remains that it’s a “man’s world” and that’s all there is to it in...
Many successful companies have taken the skilled labor shortage into their own hands and have developed their own training programs to supply their needs for skilled craft...
Read about a young woman from the Pacific Northwest who is working with her father in their family plumbing business. She hopes to inspire others to work with their hands.
Recently twelve junior high and high school aged girls participated in a three-day camp at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Virginia focused on introducing young...
 Alabama Power and Go Build Alabama sponsor one-week camps that give high school girls a week of hands-on training in much-needed professions which have been traditionally...