Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP) instructor Lynda Drendel teamed with several STLKC female journeymen to teach an eight hour “Survival Skills” course. Designed to enhance entry-level apprentice skills, the course was made possible by a grant from the Missouri Women in Trades (MoWiT) organization.
Elizabeth Barton, journeymen carpenter and MoWiT president says, “This program has great potential to help women thrive in a well-paying career in the Building Trades.”
A quote from second term apprentice Lizzy, supports Barton’s belief, “Having three instructors reviewing skills, giving tips, and being supportive really helped. It was a great day!”
As these pictures show, the instructors had an attentive and enthusiastic audience.