Rockford Housing Authority and Project First Rate are excited to announce that we will be hosting a virtual Trade Convention on September 30th
from 3:00-5:00. Registration will be needed to attend the event, and it is open to all RHA residents and Rockford community members. This is the first year RHA and Project First Rate are hosting the Women at Work Construction Trade Convention but we will be making this an annual event! The Women at Work Trade Convention is an opportunity to learn from women in the trades such as construction, painting, and electricians and to look at the Apprentice Trainee Positions available. The trades industry is a male-dominated career, but many women still manage, work, and love these jobs. This trade convention is a time to explore jobs that many women don’t think about strictly because they don’t know about them. Some key points that will be discussed:
• Discover how you can become financially independent through rewarding careers in the union construction industry, including how to join registered apprenticeship programs.
• Hear stories and experiences from women in the trades as well as entrepreneurs from the construction industry
• Learn about the local programs and resources available to help you prepare to apply for apprenticeship programs.
• Be part of a national movement of tradeswomen gaining ground in the industry. Registration will be open soon, and we hope you join our presenters and us!