Best Practices Case Study #3: Building Pathways Massachusetts on “If You Can See It, You Can Be It: Pipelines for Women Into the Trades.”

The Building Pathways Case Study Report, “If You Can See It, You Can Be It: Pipelines for Women into the Trades,” can be viewed or downloaded here.

See the Building Pathways case study presentation to UK industry stakeholders on June 9, 2022 here!


Building Pathways’ Build A Life That Works project does outreach to women, educates them on opportunities in the construction trades and steers them toward openings in registered apprenticeship programs.

Build A Life worksite fence scrims make tradeswomen visible

Meet Joan, Davy, Lindsey and Contina.

Build A Life‘s online Tradeswomen Tuesday begins with NABTU Tradeswomen’s recruitment video

Best Practices for Diversity in the Construction Industry

The Massachusetts Casino
Development Experience, 2019

PGTI: The Policy Group on Tradeswomen’s Issues is Building Pathways’ policy partner.

PGTI’s One Pagers provide short introductions to policy and practice issues

“A Collaborative Community Crushing the Barriers to Women’s Careers in the Construction Trades” (Moir and Skidmore), a chapter in the Chomsky and Striffler’s 2020 book Organizing for Power, describes the history of PGTI and how it began.