The skilled trades are a wonderful career opportunity for women.

Whether you’re fresh out of high school, or looking to change careers, learning a trade is a great pathway to a high paying career that raises you above the normal, regular job. We help gritty women find the career that provides them the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.

With only 3 to 4% of the building trades workforce being women – and similar representation in related skilled trades such as machinists and auto mechanics. Tradeswomen Inc. aims to change that.

We support women who are looking for a career in a craft, and act as a resource center for both tradeswomen and employers to bring change into the skilled trades.

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We Support Women In The Trades

We offer a range of services to help women who are looking to get into the building trades, and providing meetups that help women build comradery, while help the contractors and unions who work with skilled tradeswomen with training and retention education.

Outreach & Recruitment Services

Help make sure your talent pool has the diversity and skill that can ensure fast-paced growth for your business.

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Continued Support

We have meetups regularly for women in the building trades to have a place to build comradery.

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Leadership & Management Support

Support for both union and contractor Human Resources Development for the workforce development.

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Women in Construction

Growth of Women in Construction Jobs

5x faster than overall 

Women in construction trades increased by 17.6 percent in 2017-2018 – 5 x faster than construction occupations overall.

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A quarter of a million women work in the trades.

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Fewer than one in twenty (3.4%) of construction trades workers in 2018 were women working with tools – 9.9% if including admins and management positions.

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Women make on average $785 per week compared with $834 for men – the wage gap is real but narrower in construction.

The Facts

Generally: women make 81 cents to a man’s dollar. In construction: 94 cents to a man’s dollar. Union jobs: Dollar-to-dollar equal in ALL union contracts.”

Source: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR)

 

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Want a career that takes you places? It all starts at one of the country’s most prestigious training centers, the California Operating Engineers Journeymen and Apprentice Training Center (OE3 JATC), where apprentices train for free! Register now for Apprentice Orientation.

A new blog post by our good friend Molly Martin -- Joan Weir: The Only Girl in the Welding Shop https://mollymartin.blog/2019/11/17/joan-weir-the-only-girl-in-the-welding-shop/ via @MollyMartin11

"Intro to Apprenticeship" as told by WOMEN Apprentices. Credit for the video goes to our sisters @ORTradeswomen https://youtu.be/Q4GLw8BA23Q via @YouTube

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