flexiblefullpage - default
Currently Reading

San Francisco’s Mission Rock Academy Is Recruiting Women Into the Skilled Trades

billboard - default
Women in Construction

San Francisco’s Mission Rock Academy Is Recruiting Women Into the Skilled Trades

The five-week training program is creating a bright future for women in the construction workforce

April 21, 2022
Woman construction worker
Image: Stock.adobe.com

Women account for just 10% of the construction workforce nationwide, but training programs like the Mission Rock Academy seek to change that with hands-on education courses and jobsite placement post-graduation. The five-week apprenticeship program seeks to combat a growing workforce shortage in the San Francisco area by creating opportunities and developing greater representation for women in the skilled trades.

The program recruits women from underrepresented communities with limited access to career development opportunities, and thanks to funding from the San Francisco Giants and major developers, the course is entirely free for those accepted, Fast Company reports. 

The Giants partnered with CityBuild, a construction industry training program run by the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, to launch a five-week apprenticeship program called Mission Rock Academy to train women in the building trades. Along with developer Tishman Speyer, the Giants contributed $1 million to the program. Its first cohort of 16 students has now graduated and has begun working on Mission Rock and other projects, showing how the overwhelmingly male construction industry can start to solve a widespread workforce problem.

Read more

Related Stories

Women in Construction

The Share of Women in Construction Is at a Record High, but How Did It Get There?

A skilled labor shortage is creating a pathway for greater diversity and inclusion in the construction workforce, and women are leading the charge

Business Management

How These Female Business Leaders Foster Trust in the Workplace

Four female panelists discussed strategies to create a healthy and inclusive workplace at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit last week 

Women in Construction

The Share of Women in Construction Rose Sharply in 2021

The number of women working construction jobs climbed to a record high in 2021, and according to NAHB, that share is still going up

boombox1 -
native1 - default
halfpage2 -

More in Category

native2 - default
halfpage1 -

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.

Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.