The workplace has changed, women now make up 47% of the workforce and it is no longer uncommon to see women working as police officers, lawyers, doctors and other professions once described as male-dominated. Still, the construction industry lags behind this trend with a workforce that is just 3% female nationwide and has remained so for decades. As an apprenticeship program, you can help change these statistics and gain access to a pool of dedicated and talented applicants. Women want access to these high-wage, high-skill careers, and we hope this online toolkit will provide you with useful suggestions for increasing the number of women entering and retaining in your program. If you need more information or would like additional technical support, please contact us at: email@example.com.
- Outreach and Career Education
- This section guides you through effective outreach strategies and provides you with the tools you need to educate women about construction career opportunities.
- This section provides best practices for ensuring that your selection process provides equitable opportunity to female candidates.
- Training and Retention
- This section focuses on strategies and tools for effectively training and retaining women in apprenticeship and beyond.
- Planning and Evaluation
- This section includes a range of resources to help you assess your program, set goals and develop plans for improving women’s participation and successful completion rates.