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Our Partners

 TRADESWHERK is our community awareness campaign to highlight and encourage increased training and employment opportunities for women in the skilled trades, including construction, manufacturing, transportation and more.

Campaign Goals

  • Grow community awareness of the benefits of more women in the skilled trades 
  • Foster intentionality in encouraging and welcoming area women to these rewarding and growing fields
  • Increase participation of women in related training programs locally and regionally
  • Develop partners to help increase local apprenticeships and internships for women in the skilled trades
  • Attract, track and highlight those who train, hire and promote women in the skilled trades

 Did You Know?

  • Only 3% of workers in the skilled trades are women
  • Skilled trades’ jobs expected to grow by over 17%
  • There is a critical shortage of workers in the skilled trades 
  • Skilled trades provide solid pay opportunities
  • It’s the pHERfect time to enter the skilled trades

October is Careers in Construction Month (CICM)! 

CICM is a nationwide campaign held annually to increase public awareness of construction careers and inspire the next generation of craft professionals – including women & girls!

    Kerwyn Jones Wilson

     TradeswHERk Coordinator

    Join our TradeswHERk Team

    Yes! This powerful campign could benefit from your involvement. Join the TradeswHERk Team by contacting Barbara Wescott at hello@womenwednesdays.com.