ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

MUST (Management and Unions Serving Together)

MUST Construction Careers will connect you to apprenticeship opportunities within the unionized construction trades. The MUST organization consists of the trade affiliates of the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council and their contractor association partners.

We are committed to the promotion of quality conscious, productive and safe workers in the construction industry. It all begins with an apprenticeship – a unique earn-while-you-learn opportunity to build a life-long career in the Union construction trades.

Website: https://www.mustcareers.org/ 

 

TECHNOLOGY IN CONSTRUCTION

CONSTRUCTION ROBOTICS

Construction Robotics is dedicated to developing affordable, leading-edge robotics and automation equipment for the construction industry.

Website: https://www.construction-robotics.com/video/ 

 

WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

NAWIC

NAWIC Detroit 183 is a vibrant Southeastern Michigan organization actively promoting service to our community and education in our workplaces, while assisting our members in our respective construction-related careers. Our members come from all levels of various construction fields and include individual, professional, trades, and corporate members.

Website: https://www.nawic-detroit.org/

PROJECT ACCELERATE

The Build Initiative is dedicated to transformative solutions on issues impacting women, entry-level to CEO, in construction, engineering, design and, the trades. Advancing the knowledge and depth and breadth of experience as well as cultivating and expanding opportunities is at the heart of the BUILD INITIATIVE [BUILD] programming.

Website: http://thebuildinitiative.org/

Application: Project: Accelerate! IGNITE & Spark Application 2020

WIST – WOMEN IN SKILLED TRADES

WIST was co-founded by Tori Menold and Carol Cool, in the late fall of 2016. Both women were looking for a way to have a positive impact on their community, empower women, and help the industry that they have worked in for their entire careers. By combining their passion for helping women and their knowledge of the construction industry, Women In Skilled Trades was formed.

Website: https://www.wistmichigan.org/

WWW – WOMEN WHO WELD

Women Who Weld® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that teaches women how to weld and find employment in the welding industry. We’re developing economic opportunities for women and diversifying the workforce.

Website: https://www.womenwhoweld.org/

WHY WOMEN ARE NEEDED IN CONSTRUCTION

Construction has always been known as a male-dominated field. It has been rare to hear about women working in construction or better yet, seeing it portrayed through any type of media. Just like other fields, women are making their way into the world of construction and although it may be a slow process it is occurring more and more every day. If there is one thing to be said about women working in construction, it is that the skills many women possess, such as communication and multitasking, are extremely beneficial and needed in this field.

Website: https://www.arbrouwer.com/why-women-are-needed-in-construction/

 

SAFETY

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY

We are reaching out to you about our construction safety online training and certification opportunity. You are cordially invited to participate in Wayne State University’s free occupational safety training program. This year we are providing training to the Michigan Construction Industry on the topic of Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation sponsored by OSHA. This will be at no cost to employees and employers. In recognition of your commitment to safety, you will download a certificate of completion.

Our training is available completely online wherein trainees access either our self-paced training portal, or join a pre-scheduled Zoom Webinar on their computers, laptops, tablets, or smartphones, which takes about 2.5 hours.

Free Safety Training website: https://www.oe324.org/free-safety-training-opportunity-offered-by-wayne-state-university/