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The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters announced the Sisters in the Brotherhood will be holding six virtual information sessions for women who are interested in pursuing a career in carpentry.
Held on January 12th and 26th, February 9th and 23rd, and March 9th and 23rd, these info sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the eight-week pre-apprentice program that will run this summer at carpenter’s training centers across the state.
“Our union is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the building trades. The Sisters-in-the-Brotherhood pre-apprentice program was created to open the doors of opportunity for women who may not have considered a career as a carpenter,” said Nicole Grodner, Carpenters Local 290 Council Representative and New York chair of the Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee. “These sessions will inform and motivate a new generation of carpenters that reflect our communities, and we look forward to supporting new members as they begin their career as a union carpenter.”
The council’s pre-apprentice program provides an opportunity for women 17 years or older with a high school degree or equivalent to find out if carpentry fits their career path. The program is a trial period and the first step toward a five-year apprenticeship program with the carpenters union, which allows individuals to earn while they learn.