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.
Three years ago today, RW opened the shop door to our very first cohort of trainees. Our small team of four hustled to train 10 folks from across Chicago on everything from using power tools to building a shed (a project that each cohort still does today).
There are moments in time that fundamentally change your trajectory in life. They fuel your commitment to doing better and being better. For Ja’Quan, RW ‘19 alum, that moment was when he lost his best friend to gun violence. And now, he’s motivated to be the person his friend always knew he could be.