Lets Work Together

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Tradeswomen Inc. offers technical assistance and support services to our partners to increase the percentage of  women working in the skilled trades. We offer a range of support services for the stakeholders that are involved in helping women get careers. The following are the types of partnerships we currently have:

 Please email us if you have an partnership opportunity that isn’t listed here.

Apprenticeship Programs

We help JATC’s and locals maintain their commitments and diversity goals and retention planning, while providing women members events that foster mentoring support and building comradery.

We can help you with:

  • Strategizing to develop outreach and recruitment plans.
  • Increasing women applicants and acceptance within your own program.
  • Assist in the development of social media and direct recruitment campaigns
  • Equal Employment Opportunity training for staff
  • Workshops to address the issues of workplace harassment and bullying
  • Tradeswomen leadership mentoring
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Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

  • Preliminary program planning, including:
    • Strategies to increase women application and acceptance 
    • Outcome and Diversity commitments 
  • Staff Training on current issues, potential roadblocks and best practices to address these issues as they arise
  • Outreach and Recruitment 
  • Program Scheduling, Interviews and Selection
  • Technical assistance for curriculum, including experienced tradeswomen
  • Curriculum with a gender lens
  • Equal Employment Opportunity training
  • Workshops to address the issues of workplace harassment and bullying
  • JATC and Apprenticeship visits, other trade and craft connections
  • Mentoring Program Support
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Contractors & Public Agency Employees

  • National and Local Strategies to increase women in their workforce 
  • Outcome and Diversity commitments
  • Hiring Campaigns
  • Supervisor/journey level training
  • Diversity in the Workplace training
  • Workshops to address the issues of workplace harassment and bullying, including Equal Employment Opportunities and Bystander Trainings
  • Compliance assistance and support
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Unions

  • Preliminary program planning, including:
    • Strategies to increase women application and acceptance 
    • Outcome and Diversity commitments 
  • Staff Training on current issues, potential roadblocks and best practices to address these issues as they arise
  • Outreach and Recruitment 
  • Program Scheduling, Interviews and Selection
  • Technical assistance for curriculum, including experienced tradeswomen
  • Curriculum with a gender lens
  • Equal Employment Opportunity training
  • Workshops to address the issues of workplace harassment and bullying
  • JATC and Apprenticeship visits, other trade and craft connections
  • Mentoring Program Support
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Community Based Workforce Allies

  • Understanding apprenticeship programs and pre-apprenticeship programs, in depth workshops
  • Connecting with local apprenticeship programs 
  • Job Security: Union apprenticeship programs can lead to long-term careers
  • Apprenticeship Pipeline: From pre-apprenticeship to a career
  • Partnership in client readiness preparation
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Tradeswomen Policy

  • Providing technical assistance for understanding careers in the skilled trades  
  • Expert in Local and Statewide union apprenticeship programs
  • Expert in MC3 pre-apprenticeship curriculum
  • Apprenticeship Pipeline: From pre-apprenticeship to a career
  • Best Practices and Policies to support the success of women in the skilled trades  
  • Large network of tradeswomen and apprentices who help advance local, state and federal policy relating to women in construction
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Coalitions

TWI believes that building together is essential to our work. We have developed coalitions with many organization to assist us in our mission:

  • Bay Area Apprenticeship Coordinators Association (BAACA); North Bay Apprenticeship Coordinators Association (NBACA); and the South Bay Apprenticeship Coordinators Association (SBACA): We sit on the board associations, which are pivitol in developing progressive opportunties for getting more women in the trades.
  • Equal Rights Advocates (ERA): ERA fights for gender justice in workplaces and schools across the country. Since 1974, we’ve been fighting on the front lines of social justice to protect and advance rights and opportunities for women, girls, and people of all gender identities through groundbreaking legal cases and bold legislation that sets the stage for the rest of the nation.
  • National Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues (or, TWTF, meaning Tradeswomen Taskforce): TWTF’s mission is to unite local, regional and national expertise and action to support tradeswomen and women in achieving access, opportunity, and equity in the construction industry, and other skilled trades occupations. The National Taskforce on Tradeswomen Issues does this through promoting a federal public policy platform and advocacy initiatives which includes efforts at the national level to improve, enforce, fund, and promote best practices in apprenticeship, training, workforce development, career tech, nontraditional employment, and job site equity.
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