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Gender roles do not exist in the construction industry

[fa icon="calendar"] Jul 10, 2018 8:15:00 AM / by Construct Your Future

Working in an industry that is predominately male can be intimidating for some women, but a growing number of females are proving they can have satisfying, successful careers despite being outnumbered on a construction jobsite.

Before learning the facts about working in construction, some women may believe they will face more challenges than their male co-workers, but the truth is different.

Through collective bargaining, men and women working in the same position are guaranteed to receive equal pay and benefits.

Women currently make up less than 3 percent employment in the construction industry, but a growing number of females are joining registered apprenticeship programs.

The construction industry is suffering from a shortage of skilled workers at a time when many regions of the country are undergoing a construction renaissance. This shortage is due to a number of reasons including the retirement of Baby Boomers and the misconception that the only way to earn a livable wage requires a college degree.

There has never been a better time for women to start a career in the construction industry. Do not let traditional gender stereotypes influence your views.

Thousands of women are starting a career in construction every year and most find it more rewarding than more stereotypical options.

To learn more about registered apprenticeship programs in the construction industry, take a look around the website.

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Topics: construction industry, Construct Your Future, career opportunities, Women in the trades

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