For Immediate Release Please: September 29th, 2021
Contact: Michaela Harris, Rockford Housing Authority
815-489-8674 – Phone email@example.com
Paul Nolley, Project First Rate
815-904-6833- Phone firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCKFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY AND PROJECT FIRST RATE ANNOUNCE: THE ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION TRADES CONVENTION: WOMEN AT WORK
September 30th, 3 pm to 5 pm
Rockford Housing Authority and Project First Rate are excited to announce that we will be hosting the first Annual Trades Convention on September 30th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This event is being held virtually and is free for all community members and RHA residents.
The Trades Convention is an opportunity for individuals in the community to learn from leaders in the industry. The participants’ will also garner insight into the specific trades that include construction, painting, and electricians. Equally important, the conferee will hear the various training and apprenticeship programs available currently. “The first Annual Trades Convention is truly an exciting opportunity for women and men in our community to participate. The Trades Convention is a place to explore jobs that many women, and men as well, don’t think about simply because they don’t know about them,” states Michaela Harris, RHA, Section 3 Compliance Manager. Concluding, “Working with Project First Rate, RHA, wanted to bring awareness by doing this convention, by saying hey, you might have the chance to do something like this… This might be something you really can do.”
“The trades industry may be a male-dominated career, but many women today enjoy, are good at, and excel at these trade jobs, states Laura Snyder, CEO of RHA. “This annual convention will become a resource for women interested in the trades. Being able to learn and share valuable information with individuals in the Rockford community will open a world of opportunities for some,” states Paul Nolley, Executive Director, Project First Rate.
The participating trades are RHA steadfast community partners, who are helping to rebuild lives and strengthen the whole community by creating opportunities and pathways for people today and the next generation.
A focus of The Convention will be topics and discussion points which include: