NERCC Sisters take Outreach to Schools and Trade Shows

Outreach can start before women graduate and after – that’s what NERCC Sisters have found. Check out these three examples.

Sisters in Local 330 participated in two events. First, Faith Tejada of Local 330 talked to students at her alma mater, Greater Lawrence Technical School. Faith is a graduate of the Carpentry program at the school, so she was well-equipped to participate in the outreach there. In addition to sharing her experiences, Faith talked about the process of becoming a Union Carpenter and encouraged the students to follow her career path.

Second, Local 330 SIB chair Anita Bruno attended the JLC Live Construction Trade Show. This is the premier regional industry event for residential construction, and attendees are actively seeking career opportunities. Anita was joined by Business Representative Ozzie Weeks.  During the event, they spoke with many residential Carpenters about the Union. They also talked about their efforts to recruit women.

Third, Sisters in the Northern New England SIB committee have a goal of letting the community and schools know that women can and should be in construction. They got that chance on March 1, 2019 when Caitryn Colins-Bushor and Michelle Wright volunteered for a Trades Career Fair. Hosted by New Hampshire State Representative Sean Morrison, attendees were eager to learn about trades careers, and the Sisters encouraged them to consider Carpentry.