Chicago Women in Trades and Revolution Workshop Release Construction Workforce Equity Recommendations
Coalition addresses urgent workforce needs in light of historic federal infrastructure bill
Thursday, November 18, 2021 / Chicago, IL / Chicago Women in Trades and Revolution Workshop—two of Chicago’s leading Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Job Training providers—announce today the release of their Construction Workforce Equity recommendations for Chicago’s city government officials.
These recommendations come as the nation recognizes National Apprenticeship Week and as the federal government passes an historic infrastructure bill that includes $17+ billion in funds to repair Illinois and Chicago roads and bridges, expand broadband coverage, and more.
Our Executive Director Manny Rodriguez recently presented during a press conference on the License to Work initiative, and his remarks were so powerful that we wanted to share with you.
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"You need to really be vulnerable and be okay with looking at the numbers and looking at the past and saying 'we need to do better'." - Mary Person (F.H. Paschen)