The Rhode Island Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity will be hosting a workshop, "Women in the Trades," to connect women and girls with information on employment opportunities in the trades.
The event is being held on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA), 41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI. The forum is hosted by the R.I. Office of Diversity, Equity and Opportunity's Human Resources Outreach and Diversity Office (HROD), in partnership with several community-based organizations and trade associations.
The workshop will feature a panel of women currently working in the trades, who will share their experiences – both challenges and rewards – and encourage attendees to pursue the employment opportunities available in the trades. There will also be representatives from various trade organizations with information on requirements, apprenticeship programs and other educational opportunities available in relation to their specific trade. The event is being hosted in partnership with Rhode Island Building Trades Association, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Providence School Department, YWCA of Northern RI, Building Futures, Center for Women and Enterprise, Rhode Island Commission on Women, Women Fund of Rhode Island.