Adding a Gender Lens Curriulum

This curriculum was developed for North America’s Building Trades Unions as a companion to their Multi-Craft Core Curriculum to support pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in better addressing the specific needs of female participants. These modules, include:

  • Gender Cultural Competency
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Providing Equitable Health and Safety Protection
  • Interviewing

Complete with lesson plans, hand-outs and presentations, this curriculum builds support for women in the classroom, including differences in learning styles, and prepares them for the additional challenges they are likely to face as they compete for and entry construction apprenticeship programs or employment.

This toolkit was created by Lauren Sugerman at Wider Opportunities for Women for Pathways Out of Poverty, a project of the GreenWays Initiative.  WOW gratefully acknowledges Chicago Women in Trades, Nontraditional Employment for Women and Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc for their contributions of content and photograghs to these presentations and materials.  This curriculum was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration but does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor.