There are a lot of ways to get involved with Tradeswomen, Inc. We work with all Women, engaging school-age girls to help familiarize them with non-traditional careers, and helping women who are looking for a lifelong career.
Monthly Introduction Apprenticeship Workshop
Our programs supporting California women entering into trades careers
Our goal is to meet you where you are, and help you get where you strive to go. We have free Introduction to Apprenticeship workshops, Central valley event connected, EB, Peninsula Events.
Women Can Build Hands On Career Fairs
TWI works in conjunction with Bay Area Apprenticeship Coordinators Associaiton (BAACA) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to introduce high school junior and senior women to the various construction trade careers. We use a hands-on approach to build familiarity -and therefore, confidence- in young women so they know they have what it takes to join a building trade.
Women in Apprenticeship Training Institute
Make the BEST impact in engaging with women looking to make a career in the trades.
This Workshop is aimed to educate the key stakeholders how to make the BEST impact in engaging with women looking to make a career in the trades. Pre-Apprenticeship programs have proven effective in the selection and success of entering apprentices. TWI considers increasing the numbers of women in pre-apprenticeship as an important component in opening the pipeline. TWI partners with programs to recruit women and to increase the capacity of pre-apprenticeship to train and place women successfully.
An effective way to enter apprenticeship programs across all trades.
Our main focus is Women Construction; From helping women find their life’s passion, to providing support through resources and comradery , We are here to help assure you in your path.
Partnerships with Various Organizations
Technical assistance and support services.
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.
Our programs supporting California women entering into trades careers:
- Equal Rights Advocates:
- National Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues (or, TWTF, meaning Tradeswomen Taskforce) Partnership
- The National Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues 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.
- As a member of TWTF, Tradeswomen, Inc:
- Holds key roles in the groups steering committees.
- Direct action in the Taskforce, drive the yearly goals.
- Facilitates tradeswomen engaging their elected officials to help propel policies that women in the skilled trade need and deserve.
Moving Towards Critical Mass
Whatever number industry advocates peg as critical mass, California tradeswomen are far from it. In the past 10 years, California women in construction apprenticeships have moved from a low of 1.98% to 2.94%.
The number of women has increased three fold. TWI works to build tradeswomen numbers through direct service programs as well as advocacy. TWI staff counsel individual women to assess their apprenticeship readiness and provide application assistance and other appropriate resources.
Here are some of the TWI programs to support California women in trades careers: