Frequently Asked Questions ~ Partners & Employers
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 manufacturing field.
What kind of training do you offer?
Students in our general construction course graduate with a National Center for Construction Education & Research Credential and an OSHA 10-hour general industry credential.
How can the program help me as an employer?
We can assist you in finding qualified candidates and also help you meet Department of Labor diversity goals. We are also flexible and responsive to our industry partners and can add additional training to meet the needs you have on the job.
How do students apply? What are the qualifications?
Students must be 18 years or older and seeking a career in the construction industry. To apply, students fill out a program inquiry form, attend an information session and a trial work day, and then go through a job-readiness and case management assessment. Classes generally last 8 to 10 weeks are are full-time. There is no charge to apply or to take the class. With available funding, we are able to provide a small stipend for childcare and transportation to and from class. We are working on adding a night class to our schedule.
How can we can be involved?
We can hold outreach events or leave information about our program at your facility. We are also happy to partner on projects in the community. In addition, we can offer the services you provide to women who come through our program. To get in touch and see how we can work together, please fill out the contact form below.
Women in Construction Contact Form