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Trailblazers: Women in the Construction Trades

Are you a woman working in the trades? Learn how you can support women moving into the trades by becoming a mentor with Vermont Works for Women!

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Vermont Works for Women’s Trailblazers: Women in the Construction Trades prepares women for jobs and apprenticeships in reliable high paying work in construction, electrical, plumbing and pipefitting. The trainings provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women and gender non-conforming individuals to build skills, gain confidence and explore fields that tend to be male-dominated, but where research shows time and again women have equal abilities to thrive and succeed. Trailblazers is available to individuals 16 years or older, no experience necessary! 

Training includes:

  • 8 weeks of free hands-on training (held evenings and some weekends) covering core construction, electrical, plumbing, and pipefitting skills, led by women
  • Nationally recognized certifications (NCCER Core Curriculum, OSHA 10, First Aid & CPR) 
  • Access to mentors, job shadows, and one-on-one job/apprenticeship placement support
  • Weekly stipend to help cover transportation, child care or other needs
  • All necessary materials, tools, and clothing
     

This training is for you if you want:

  • New skills that can provide work in high-demand sectors 
  • A great job that allows you to work with your hands and see results
  • The stability of a career pathway leading to salaries of $70K, plus benefits
     

Upcoming Trainings

March 25 – May 20, 2019
SkillTech, Center for Technology Essex
Essex, VT

June 3 – July 29, 2019
Hartford Area Career and Technology Center
White River Junction, VT

Learn More

Contact Missy Mackin mmackin@vtworksforwomen.org or call 802-655-8900 x503

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