“You Can Do It” Guide

This is a great place to start if you are interested in a career in trades. It answers many questions about getting started and how to decide if this is the right career path for you.


Breaking New Ground: Worksite 2000

An excellent study that will help contractors, unions, training programs and public agencies prepare for a workforce in which two-thirds of all entrants will be women and minorities.


Building Equal Opportunity

A study of six affirmative action programs attesting to the need for higher hiring goals for tradeswomen and more aggressive enforcement of compliance with these goals to achieve economic equity in the construction industry for women throughout the United States.


Drafting the Blueprint

A planning guide to achieving workforce diversity and equity in construction, provides a step-by-step approach that leads to the development of equitable worksites and an expansion in the number of women and minorities working on the site.


In for a Change

The original curriculum for CWIT’s Technical Opportunities Program. Includes a training sequence, lesson plans, and a skills and support component.


Tools for Success

A comprehensive “how-to” manual for tradeswomen with practical suggestions on finding work, dealing with sexual harassment, resolving discrimination, and working with unions. Download individual chapters below:

Chapter 1: Nice Work if You Can Get It
Chapter 2: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
Chapter 3: What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This
Chapter 4: If You’ve Ever Carried Groceries or Children, You Can Do It
Chapter 5:  It’s Not Sexy — It’s Hostile and It’s Against the Law
Chapter 6:  Sisters in the Brotherhood
Chapter 7:  When Push Comes to Shove