While many of the Building Trades have increased recruiting efforts towards women, the numbers are still woefully inadequate. For example, in 2018 it was estimated that women comprised only 5.4% of welders, 2.4% of electricians and 2.2% of carpenters. We’re starting to develop interest early with programs like CAMPBuild and in today’s video from Building Wisconsin TV, we feature the Wisconsin Operating Engineers pre-apprenticeship online course that any high school student can take as an elective through Destinations Career Academy. Learn more at BuildingWisconsinTogether.com and check out the Careers Tab on the Building Wisconsin Blog for other apprenticeship opportunities.

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