Cleveland Tradeswomen Committee Hosts Successful Career Event

Last month, the Cleveland Tradeswomen Committee hosted another successful event geared toward bringing women into the construction trades.

Combined with their previous events held in September 2014 and this past February, the Committee has now introduced nearly 90 women to potential careers in the construction industry.

Attendees at the Cleveland Tradeswomen Committee's Career Event.

The initial success of the first three career fairs have led to a rise in women applying for apprenticeships, as well as the planning for a fourth event scheduled for July.

“Many [event attendees] have applied to the building trades apprenticeships and are going through the steps to become an apprentice,” said Doreen Cannon, head of the Tradeswomen Committee.

The Committee and their partners are working to help bring diversity to an industry that is typically viewed as being dominated by men.

Similar to the previous two events, the third career night featured several guest speakers and was designed so attendees could walk from table to table and meet representatives from different building and construction trades.

The Cleveland Tradeswomen Committee hosted another successful event geared toward bringing women into the construction trades

Both male and female representatives from the plumbers, electrical workers, carpenters, ironworkers, pipefitters, and bricklayers were on hand to answer questions and discuss the type of work they do on a daily basis.

As a direct result of these three successful events, the Tradeswomen Committee is set to host a fourth event on Saturday, July 18 in Strongsville.

The Tradeswomen Committee and their partners ask that you help them spread the word and invite any women who are interested in a great career opportunity to this event.

Women at Work career event
When: Saturday, July 18, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Where: IUPAT District Council 6 Offices, 8257 Dow Circle W., Strongsville, Ohio 44136
What: Representatives from several building trades including Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Iron Workers, Pipefitters and Bricklayers will be on hand to discuss opportunities available to women in the construction trades.
To reserve a spot: Call Doreen Cannon at 216-459-2900, ext. 143.

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