Massachusetts Girls in Trades Career Fair
Posted: March 02, 2017
LocationInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, 56 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA
DateThursday, March 02, 2017
The following information was provided by Wynn Boston Harbor
Wynn Boston Harbor Co-Hosts Massachusetts Girls In Trade Career Fairs
EVERETT, MA — March 1, 2017 — Wynn Boston Harbor has announced that more than 350 female career and technical education high school students in Massachusetts have registered to attend the second annual Massachusetts Girls in Trades Conference and Career Fair to be held on March 2nd in Dorchester, MA. Wynn Boston Harbor is a founding member of the Massachusetts Girls in Trades which was established to encourage females in high school to consider high-wage careers that are in demand in the construction trades.
“Wynn Boston Harbor wants to be a leader in promoting women to the many high-paying, high-skill jobs in the construction trades,” said Robert DeSalvio, President of Wynn Boston Harbor. “We will have 4,000 union construction workers on our project and we hope that many will be women beginning careers in construction.”
The event on March 2nd will be held at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103, 56 Freeport Street, Dorchester, MA, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, with registration beginning at 9:00 AM. Admission is free and lunch will be provided. A second conference will be held in Western Massachusetts on April 13th at the William J. Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street, Holyoke, MA. Vocational students who are interested in attending should contact their teacher, principal or vocational director.
The Massachusetts Girls in Trade group was formed in late 2015 by Wynn Boston Harbor and Minuteman High School.
This year’s Massachusetts Girls In Trade Career Fairs follow a successful inaugural event held last year in Dorchester. The 2016 career fair attracted more than 400 people—including more than 300 students and teachers from vocational-technical programs at 18 high schools—who heard from successful tradeswomen, attending workshops to learn about joining the trades and met with representatives from unions, contractors and apprenticeship programs.