The St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune featured the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis’s support of Missouri Women in Trades’ Survival Skills workshop.
MoWIT to offer new Construction Survival Skills program to women entering the trades
January 23, 2017
By SHERI GASSAWAY
Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) is gearing up to launch a pilot program to prepare women considering entering the construction trades with the survival skills they need to hit the ground running.
MoWIT was awarded a $4,125 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis to help fund the Construction Skills Survival program. Three workshops will be offered this year, but the dates have yet to be announced.
“We’re really excited,” said Beth Barton, MoWIT president and member of Carpenters Local 1596. “Boston, Chicago and Portland have programs similar to this, and there, the percentage of women in construction trades is between 13 and 16 percent.”