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Booming Demand for Women in the Trades!

August 20th, 2020


In the 21st century, gender norms about careers are breaking down in a big way. Women are increasingly going into the trades in order to fill the labor gap and pursue work that’s in high demand. Women have made strides in a variety of male-dominated industries. They have ascended to the highest levels of companies and have fought for equal rights and opportunities with success. How do we find ways to continue to foster this growth and encourage more women to take the dive and embrace trades as a viable career path?

Currently, America is looking at a huge shortage of skilled workers in trade jobs. Many trades are turning toward the untapped population of females, in hopes of encouraging them to pursue trades. Over the years the number of tradeswomen has been steadily rising over the years–and the entire country stands to benefit.

Expanding the visibility of women who are already in the industry is a huge part of getting more women in trades. Today, more organizations recognize this need, and have made it their mission to support women in the trade. There are many studies that have shown when women are part of a trade work force in a company; it positively impacts profits and collaboration.

Pennco Tech has always supported women in the trades. In fact, all of their programs have female students, including: auto body & paint, automotive, diesel truck, electrician, HVAC&R, plumbing and heating, medical assistant, and pharmacy tech. They even created a special program called “Girl Power” to encourage women of all ages to get involved in the trades.

Educational Opportunities

One of the most important ways that we can help women get into a trade and build a long-lasting career is to focus on getting women the educational opportunities to learn the trade of their choice. Through schools like Pennco Tech, women have better access to the resources and education required to enter these trades as prepared as possible.

Establish Clear Paths Towards Long Term Success

Thanks to Pennco Tech, which provides industry skills and readiness through a combination of classroom, lab, and hands-on training, women are able to excel quickly in these male-dominated fields. Trade schools are not only more affordable than college, but they will get you started on your career faster and with less debt.

If you’re interested in either changing your current career path or further pursuing your career in the trade industries, and the opportunity to become the best of the best—check out the exciting programs offered at Pennco Tech today.

Are you ready to make a career change and pursue a career in the skilled trades.? Maybe a pivot to the auto industry through our automotive training school in Bucks County? Or perhaps our comprehensive plumbing course in Bucks County is more your speed? If so, then contact Pennco Tech today for more information about our programs!

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate
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