Commerce Department wants more women in construction

May 22, 2024


Tuesday’s announcement follows another this month launching the CHIPS Women in Construction Framework, a set of five best practices for increasing the participation of women. The pledge will follow the same concepts in the framework. They are:

  • Set goals and monitor progress towards increasing the participation of women on CHIPS-funded construction projects.
  • Build community partnerships with community organizations with a track record of increasing women and economically disadvantaged individuals’ exposure to and recruitment into the construction industry.
  • Develop training pathways such as training investments, apprentice utilization goals or apprentice readiness program partnerships that serve women and economically disadvantaged individuals.

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