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PROGRAMS

PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS PROGRAM

A state-certified apprenticeship-readiness program helping women prepare for careers in the skilled construction trades.

RISE UP

A Respectful Workplace Program providing tools and support to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and productive work sites for everyone.

 

EVENTS

NEWS

International Worker’s Day 2021

On May 1st, we recognize International Workers Day, also known as May Day, to honor workers and the fight for worker’s rights throughout history. May 1st was chosen to commemorate the 1886 Haymarket Square Massacre in Chicago where, what began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour workday, ended in several dead, dozens of wounded, and an aftermath of social unrest. This fight continues. The month of May marks the…

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Tradeswomen Moms are Superheroes

Being a Mom and a Tradeswoman have more in common than you might think:  both jobs are hard work and require patience and commitment. A construction job site can be a messy place where you have to stay focused even though you’re surrounded by loud noises and distractions. Being a parent means being responsible for showing up on time for appointments, or adjusting to early mornings, similar to the schedule of a construction worker. Raising…

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Ending Unfair Practices

Thanks to OPB for illuminating some of the long-standing and problematic requirements creating unnecessary barriers for minority, disadvantaged, emerging, veteran, and women owned firms when competing for public contracts. These unfair practices continue to be an obstacle to equitable public contracting, and ultimately, a shared prosperity model. Thank you to Maurice Rahming, president of O’Neill Electric, for the reminder that this is a decades old conversation – and it’s time to set proven, evidence-based policies…

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