Women Can Too

New social media campaign champions women in construction

Women don’t look to the construction industry as a job opportunity, often because it’s stigmatized as a “man’s job.” They may have fears about harassment and physical labor as well.

The Ohio Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship office is looking to upend the stigma of a male construction industry by interviewing female laborers in the field. These videos cover Kim and Ashley from the Cincinnati Laborers’ Local 265, Supattra and Carol from TraffTech in Cleveland, and April Ogden, a regional apprenticeship coordinator for the Ohio Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Office.

These females have a rallying cry: women can do it too.

“I’ve met a lot of good women out here,” says Ashley Clinton, Cincinnati Laborers’ Local 265, “Women are sometimes some of the hardest workers I’ve met. Women can do it.”

Please visit our YouTube page to hear these female construction champions. To join our campaign, post your photos and videos with the hashtag #womencantoo and tagging us @oltapp.

For support in diversifying your workforce, please contact Vince at the apprenticeship office at VinceI@oltc.com or (614) 865-9833.