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
The North Atlantic States Carpenters Training Fund and the Sisters in the Brotherhood program are hosting a Pre-Apprenticeship Program in New York State that could lead to admission in to a five-level apprenticeship with the Carpenters union. Your first step is to attend one virtual information session, which will be held in January, February and March. The program is slated to begin in May and go through the end of June. The classes will be held on weeknights and Saturdays. Registration for the info sessions close on the Monday prior to the info session. Don't miss out!
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.