Did you know women in construction enjoy great pay, full benefits, a pension, and paid training? Imagine the life you could have with all of that. With a career in the union building trades, you can build our cities and towns, while building a life that works for you.

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Upcoming events

December 4, 2018
An event for Boston area women interested in construction careers.
December 11, 2018
An event for Worcester Women interested in construction careers.

What's happening?

Build A Life MA
November 20, 2018
We love when tradeswomen send us selfies! This is union Laborer Joanie with apprentice Plumber Becca, both working on Pier 4 at Boston Seaport. Want to get started toward a career as a plumber, laborer, or another one of the building trades? Go to BuildLifeMA.org/training-and-resources/ and start exploring the possibilities. #tradeswomen #BuildALifeThatWorks
Build A Life MA
November 15, 2018
A fantastic finish to National Women in Apprenticeship day with a Tradeswomen THURSDAY at MassHire Metro South/West. At this event, tradeswomen speakers Hieu, 4th year apprentice carpenter, and Joanie, union laborer, introduced women in Framingham to the benefits of union apprenticeship. #apprenticeshipworks #womeninapprenticeship #NAW2018
Build A Life MA
November 15, 2018
To celebrate National Women in Apprenticeship Day, we're highlighting outstanding women in apprentices like Elaine McCants, a first year apprentice with Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12. How is your apprenticeship different from other jobs? Elaine- "There is room for advancement. Before I started my plumber's apprenticeship, I was working for a homeless shelter. I enjoyed the work but the pay was terrible. There was no room for advancement. My apprenticeship gives me options, I can be a plumber, and go on to be foreman, a teacher, a business agent; there’s a lot of different things you can be in the union." What's do you like most about being a union apprentice? "I like that I’m getting trained in a skill that I can develop throughout my career. Plus there's good money, great benefits, great retirement and annuity, and even when I retire I can still plumb." #womeninapprenticeship #plumbers #NAW2018 Building Pathways Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program

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