Sarah McKenzie

Summit is prepping more women for jobs in construction


Summit Academy OIC, a vocational training center north of downtown, has unveiled a new program for women interested in construction jobs called Women Wear Hard Hats Too.

Historically women have made up less than 3 percent of the construction workforce in the state. The governor’s office and Minnesota Department of Human Rights have created a new goal calling for women to make up 6 percent of the workforce on state-funded projects.


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