The Enzweiler Building Institute will celebrate Women in Construction Week with a career event on March 5

Women of all ages interested in learning more about a potential career opportunity in the construction trades are invited to attend the Women in Construction career event hosted by the Enzweiler Building Institute and Al Neyer on Saturday, March 5 at the Enzweiler Building Institute.

Participants will learn about great careers for women, participate in hands-on activities, meet women working in construction and win prizes while having fun exploring a possible future career path. Construction careers are in high demand, and the earning potential for the top 25% of construction professionals, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey, is $60,000 without a college degree.

Karen Ely, a finish carpentry student from Enzweiler, explains the safe use of power tools to a community group. (Photo by the Enzweiler Building Institute)

Construction careers have a lot to offer women, such as competitive wages, scholarships for trades training, benefits, and more. According to labor force statistics from the Current Population Survey and analyzed by the NAHB, the share of women in the construction industry is currently 9%, although women make up almost half (47% ) of the total labor force.

The addition of new workers, especially women, represents an opportunity for the future of skilled construction careers to fill the labor shortages that exist today. According to the NAHB, 54% of business leaders believe the current education system doesn’t actually teach the key skills needed in today’s workforce, and they’re not alone. Among parents and students, 85% agree they would benefit from more real-world knowledge and skills during school.

At the event, attendees will learn about training in non-traditional trades by representatives of the Enzweiler Building Institute, women in construction, current students in trades programs, and sponsored scholarship opportunities available for women. who are pursuing a career in construction.

The Women in Construction event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Enzweiler Building Institute, located at 2751 Circleport Drive in Erlanger. Register to attend by Friday, March 4 by emailing Vicki Berling, Director of Professional Development at [email protected] or calling 859-331-9500.

In operation since 1967, the Enzweiler Building Institute is the oldest private trade school continuously operating under the auspices of NAHB. The Institute is a recognized education provider for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Veterans Administration. The Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings, and Construction and the Department of Labor recognize the Institute as an education producer for plumbing, HVAC, and electrical licensure training.

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