Moms In Construction - By Marni Elyse Katz Globe Correspondent May 05, 2016
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This is a great article that talks about the progress being made to get more women into the construction industry. Learn about what the Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues (PGTI) is doing to increase guaranteed work for women on Boston building sites. Programs like Building Pathways, a six week apprenticeship training program is introducing women and minorities to the industry. In March the first ever Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference brought together more than 400 female students who had an interest in the construction industry and Wentworth Institute of Technology is reaching out as well to young women by holding STEM events on campus.
See photos above and below on these amazing women who talk with Boston Globe correspondent Marni Elyse Katz about their journey into the construction industry in this article. Please click the link HERE to read about each one of them!
Tabia Gustave, who works in elevator and escalator construction, with her children: Chaliss, 10, and Carter, 6.
Glazier Kerri Sheehan has two children: Rebel Rose, 5 months, and Jacob, 8.
Deb Gilcoine is a painter for the MBTA.
Jenaya Pina-Nelson works in construction and has four children: Leon Dorsainvil-Cave, 21, Jenasia Nelson, 13, Fantasia Nelson, 8, and Francis Nelson, 8.
Amenyonah Bossman, a carpenter, says women bring balance to the job site.