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Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) supports female members by providing assistance in obtaining craft training and leadership skills; by being advocates on women issues; and by mentoring new members and even potential members.

We’re proud that the doors to our union halls and gates to our jobsites have been increasingly open to women. The culture of our union and our industry is changing and Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) groups play an important role. It’s in these groups where our members mentor, network and encourage each other.

To meet the current and future needs of the industry, the Carpenters union regularly participates in a variety of recruiting and training efforts, including pre-apprentices. Pre-apprenticeship programs are generally partnerships between one or more unions and community groups, schools, or government agencies. But they are occasionally also run solely by the union, particularly when trying to recruit women. Sisters in the Brotherhood throughout the NASRCC continue to work on these initiatives to recruit women into the Carpenters union.

NYS Pre-Apprentice Program

We are currently recruiting for The Sisters in the Brotherhood Pre-Apprenticeship Program in NYS. This eight-week free carpentry program is for women with little to no experience in the construction industry who may be interested in a career as a union carpenter. This opportunity could lead to a four-year apprenticeship with the Carpenters union. The program is slated to begin in May and wrap up at the end of June. Classes will be held on weeknights and Saturdays. To learn more, click the link below and register for the information session today!

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MA Girls in Trades

The Massachusetts Girls in Trade Advisory Group is dedicated to increasing career opportunities for young women in the construction trades. The Advisory Group was founded by Minuteman High School and Wynn Everett and includes representatives from community organizations, developers, contractors, government, building trades unions, apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs, as well as, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Career and Technical Student Organizations, and Career and Technical Education Schools.

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