Career Fair for Women, Girls Interested in Working in the Construction Trades

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The Massachusetts Girls in Trades will hold a Construction Trades Career Fair for Women on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Wynn Boston Harbor Construction Office at 3 Charlton Street in Everett from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by Wynn Boston Harbor and Suffolk Construction.

The building trades are actively seeking women who are graduates of career and technical (vocational) programs in areas such as carpentry, bricklaying, floor covering, painting, iron working, and many others. This career fair is an excellent opportunity to explore high-wage, high-skill careers in union construction. Experts such as union apprenticeship representatives, contractors and working tradeswomen will be present to talk with attendees.

Space is limited, so please register by January 30, 2017 by going to HTTPS://WWW.SURVEYMONKEY.COM/r/R6JNLN8

For questions, contact Jennie Peterson at

Mass. Girls in Trades was launched in 2015 by a partnership of educational, governmental and trade organizations with a shared goal of supporting and encouraging female career and technical education students and alumnae to pursue careers in the skilled trades. Minuteman High School sought to increase career pathways for students to the trade unions; Wynn Boston Harbor had a hiring need to meet regarding women, minorities and veterans; and other organizations are actively participating as well, including Building Pathways, Inc., the Building Trade Training Directors Association of Mass., the Mass. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters & Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues, Equity in the Trades Student Leadership Council and SkillsUSA.

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