The mission of this program is to create a climate across the Gulf Coast enabling women to pursue careers which will earn wages to promote self sufficiency within the construction field.
Besides helping to provide well-paying jobs to the region’s low-income women, it helps meet the industry’s demand for a trained workforce on the Gulf Coast focusing on residential construction, welding, the upcoming green job sector, and disaster relief training. While the construction trades offer careers that provide self-sufficiency wages and good benefits, the Women in Construction Program is the only job-training program on the Gulf Coast that is tailored to prepare women for this work.
Since the beginning of the program, WinC has graduated twelve classes totaling 100 women. Not only have we seen our graduates gain equitable employment but also make positive changes in their lives as women.