More women are working in construction in Massachusetts than ever before. Our goal is to have 20% women in the building trades by 2020. Consider all the advantages and rewards of this career.
Transforming our cities and towns
Build bridges and infrastructures
Develop schools and hospitals
Create entertainment, resorts and skyscrapers
Read how women built a life that works for them.
Over 43,000 new jobs expected
163% increase in female apprenticeships in MA
19% projected industry growth
$60-100k annual income
Guaranteed raises during training
Equal pay for equal work
Paid health and dental insurance
A pension for retirement
Paid training during apprenticeship
Select a type of building trade to learn more and find out about apprenticeships
Heat & Frost Insulators
Painters, Glaziers, & Drywall Finishers
Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Sprinklerfitters
Plasterers & Cement Masons
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Why should women become construction workers?
- But isn’t the work too hard for women?
- I have worked in construction. Does that help?
- Do I have to have experience in a trade to get into apprenticeship?
- How can I become a construction worker?
- What is apprenticeship?
- What is pre-apprenticeship?
- What are the basic requirements to enter an apprenticeship program?
- What if I have a criminal record?
- How much does apprenticeship cost?
- What about childcare?