Frequently Asked Questions ~ Future Students
What is Women in Construction?
Women in Construction is a program that
provides training in construction and trade
skills to women, especially women who are
currently working in low-wage, low-
opportunity industries. Our graduates
go on to entry-level and apprenticeship
jobs in the construction and advanced
What kind of training do you offer?
We currently offer a general construction course where students can earn industry-recognized credentials and a base of knowledge in the field. Students can then go to advanced training in a specific trade.
Is construction right for me?
It could be! Trade jobs are great jobs, for men and women. We have more than 300 graduates of our program, 70% of whom are currently employed. Come in to meet us, and learn more about the program. You'll have a chance to talk with graduates and staff about whether this is a good fit for you.
How much do trade jobs pay?
Many trade jobs start at $20 an hour.
I would love to take a class, but am not sure how I will balance work, training and family.
We've got you covered! We recently got a grant to assist with the child care needs of working mothers. Come talk to us, and let's see how we can make it work for you.
How do you apply?
There is a four-step process to apply. First, you attend an information session to learn about the program and whether it's a good fit for you. Next, you will join us for a trial work day. Finally, we'll do a job-readiness and case management assessment.
Who is eligible?
Everyone is welcome to apply, including residents from out of state. We do have certain requirements for students who wish to receive child care assistance. To find out more and if you are eligible, please sign up for an information session.
How long is the training and when is it?
The general construction course usually takes 8 to 10 weeks. Classes are Monday to Friday. Day classes are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Do I have to pay to get in? Do I get paid during the class?
There is no charge to apply or to take the class. With available funding, we are able to provide a small stipend for child care and transportation to and from class.
When is your next training?
Visit our calendar to see our upcoming training classes and other events.
How do I find out more?
Attend an information session to learn more about the program - register for an upcoming information session here. If you have other questions about the program, please feel free to contact us using the form below.
Women in Construction Contact Form