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Women Build Nations 2017 is returning to Chicago on October 13th -15th!   Registration is now open.

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Aspiring tradeswomen please note that Midwest Canvas Corp is hiring for general labor position in manufacturing.  Please apply in person at: Midwest Canvas Corp., 4635 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois  60644, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Thank you to our national industry partners the Finishing Trades Institute International, International Training Institute of the Sheet Metal Industry, the International Masonry Institute, and the Ironworkers’ National Training Cooperative (IMPACT), our national supporting partners the National Governor’s Association and National Association of Workforce Development Professionals for attending our Equity Partners Technical Assistance Convening at the Hyatt Regency at McCormick Place in Chicago where we hosted the U.S. Department of Labor and our national subject matter expert team including Oregon Tradeswomen Inc.(Portland, OR), Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (Seattle, WA), Building Pathways, (Boston, MA), Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (Boston, MA), Nontraditional Employment for Women (New York City), Tradeswomen, Inc. (California), West Virginia Women Work (Morgantown, WV), Moore Community House Women in Construction Program (Biloxi, Mississippi), Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) and the Transportation Learning Center (TLC) for a peer learning exchange and highlighted industry resources for recruiting and retaining women in registered apprenticeship.  To access the technical assistance materials, please visit our National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment website.

The Chicago Pipefitters Local 597 accepts applications every first Wednesday of the Month – for more information on how to apply, please visit:  Local 597 JATC website here.

The Chicago Electricians Local 134 IBEW NECA JATC accepts applications every Wednesday.  For more information on how to apply, please visit:  Local 134 JATC website here.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded a National Equity contract to                 Chicago Women in Trades’ National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment as part of a $20.4 million initiative to expand apprenticeship opportunities around the country, with a particular emphasis on expanding access to apprenticeships among women, people of color, and other underrepresented populations. The Center will work with a consortium of 10 organizations representing nearly every staffed tradeswomen’s organization in the country and national subject matter experts.  Read the full press release  here .

We have had a lot of requests for a link to the video featured at the 2016 Women Build Nations conference opening remarks – it’s finally here!  Did you hear the call? 

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