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 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

Kickoff Event: Thursday, March 10, 2022, 11am-2pm,  in partnership with Lively Technical and TCC Workforce Dev 

11am-12pm: Welcome & Discussion

12-12:30pm: Refreshments & Networking

12:30-2pm: Tour of Lively Technical College (along with opportunities to tour TCC Workforce Development by future appointment)