Advancing Construction Industry Diversity: A Pilot Study of the East Central (IL) Area Building Trades Council

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Abstract

The importance of the construction trades and apprenticeship programs as a unique and unparalleled pathway into middle class job opportunities for non-college graduates, inspired the Project for Middle Class Renewal in the Labor Education Program (LEP) at the University of Illinois’ School of Labor and Employment Relations to invite building trades’ apprenticeship programs to participate in a pilot diversity study. The study was designed to determine not only levels of access and involvement in the apprentice building trades by minority and female workers, but also to recommend practices that would enhance inclusivity in the industry. The goal was to address the question of how to make the “apprentice-able” construction trades the preferred labor force for both white and non-white workers.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherProject for Middle Class Renewal
Number of pages37
StatePublished - Oct 14 2016

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