Boston Hosts Another Successful GIT Event

Held during National Apprenticeship Week, the 4th annual Eastern Massachusetts Girls in Trades (GIT) Conference and Career Fair attracted over 550 girls. They convened in Boston to learn about joining a Union Apprenticeship. 

As with previous conferences, students attended workshops on How to Become a Union Tradeswoman. This year, there was also a workshop for seniors on How to Apply to Become an Apprentice. Sisters taught workshops and provided information about career opportunities at the UBC.

Speakers included an Apprentice who was also a former Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduate, as well as Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

In one photo, Gelmira Alba of Local 339 is delivering a presentation to the group. Another photo shows Danielle Skilling, Compliance Officer for a signatory contractor, with the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Danielle is very active in Council efforts to recruit women.

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