It’s National Apprenticeship Week!
Please join tradeswomen across the nation in a social media campaign on Women in Apprenticeship Day. By simply making a post on November 14, 2019, you will contribute to a national conversation and increased understanding about apprenticeship, as well as give much needed visibility to women working in the trades!
Use a photo of yourself on the job, in your work gear, using equipment or tools. Make sure you’re wearing your PPE!
Please talk about your experience, your life, and your apprenticeship in your voice. Others want to know what you do and what it means to you!
Here are some points you may choose to include in your post:
- Announce National Women in Apprenticeship Day, Thursday November 14, 2019. Explain that apprenticeship means debt-free career training and paid on the job training!
- Talk about getting a life-long career, pride in your work, economic stability, etc.; as we have heard many times from tradeswomen in our group at MOWIT events
- Share your story, about how apprenticeship changed your life
You can also bring your Union and/or Employer into the circle by tagging them using the “@” sign and their Facebook account name: Example: @EmployerFacebookAccountName
Please ensure your post is designated as ‘public’ so it can be seen by the widest audience.
If you’re so inclined, you may also let folks know that women only comprise 3.4% of the national construction workforce.
THE HASHTAG AND TAGGING
Hashtags and tagging are a CRITICAL part of this social media campaign. Thanks for going the extra mile in your post!
If you have time, search for these hashtags during the week of Nov 11 – 17 and share any posts you find!