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Women on the Rise

Increasing Women in the Construction Trades

Women in construction

Bay Area Women: Build the Bay and Your Future—better pay better benefits, better life.  

Employers Need YOU! Hop on the construction workforce career train by becoming a tradeswoman. 

Good starting hourly wages ($17-25/hr) plus great benefits (health, pension, vacation)

Learn More

Attend an information session in your area to learn about:  

  • Bay Area jobs and what it takes to start work in just a few weeks
  • Bay Area training programs that can prepare you 
  • 26 specialized trades that provide PAID on–the-job apprentice training
  • Help available to you to cover fees, tools, childcare and more 
 Date Event Name
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6 - 8 pm
Entry to Apprenticeship
Tradeswomen Inc.
337 17th Street, Suite 207 (near 19th St. BART Station)
Oakland, CA 94612

Tuesday, May 29 through Wednesday, June 6, 2018
9 am - 12 pm 
UA Local 38 -Application Period for Apprentice Plumber, Steamfitter, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic

2660 Newhall Street
San Francisco, 94124


3473 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, 95407

Save the Date

UA Local 38 -Application Period for Apprentice

UA Local 38 SF logo$28/hr with full benefits. No experience needed. Apply Tuesday, May 29 through Wednesday, June 7 from 9 am to 12 pm for the SF Plumbers & Pipefitters apprenticeship. Earn equitable wages and benefits with the guys! This is a earn while you learn opportunity in the 5-year apprenticeship of SF Local 38: Attend classes in SF, earn college credit, and get paid to learn your trade working on construction sites as a plumber/pipefitter apprentice. Current hourly rate upon completing the 5-year apprenticeship is $70/hr.

Test on Thursday, June 7 – good high school math for this test. See test announcement for details and follow exactly as stated.

NABTU save the date flyer

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SFPUC Workforce & Economic Programs Bureau is part of the PUC’s Infrastructure Division which is responsible for the modernization and upkeep of the vast water systems improvement program (WSIP), and water delivery from the Sierra Mountains to SF and Peninsula and the City’s sewer system improvement system program (SSIP). 

The Workforce & Economic Programs Bureau leverages the two Improvement programs to fund specialized training which provide employment opportunities to residents throughout the PUC’s service delivery territory.

Through partnerships with community organizations, local government agencies, Oakland Tradeswomen Inc., the San Francisco Construction and Building Trades Council, unions and contractors, the PUC is expanding its’ endeavors to engage large numbers of women to enter the construction trades and prosper from the middle class jobs that union trades provide.

For more information or questions contact us via email or at 415-554-1809


SFPUC Workforce & Economic Programs Bureau partners with the following community training organizations. All offer free resources and/or pre-apprenticeship training to qualified individuals:

Last updated: 5/10/2018 10:53:33 AM