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Women Answering the Call to Solve EC Industry's Skilled Labor Shortage

Aug 20, 2018

As cranes go up across the United States and new jobs are on the books every single day – the NECA/IBEW Powering America team is setting an example of diversity in the construction industry.

While women make up only 2% of the industry, NECA and the IBEW are making a coordinated effort to bring more women into the trade.

IBEW Local 379 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in particular, is setting an example for Locals across the country. They are making sure that women in their community are empowered to enter into an industry where they are a minority, that they are welcomed into the brotherhood, and are given opportunities for advancement and knowledge that this isn’t just a job, it’s a career.

Learn more about Women In NECA

Women In NECA was established to provide a collaborative forum for women affiliated with NECA-member companies, chapters and LMCCs.

WIN supports the professional development of women working in the electrical contracting industry through educational and networking events; promotes diversity in the industry; and encourages women to explore careers in the electrical contracting industry. WIN works to make NECA and our industry stronger by advancing women’s goals for professional growth.

The goal of WIN is to bring these trends together in a way that supports the professional growth of industry women. When a woman joins WIN, her company, chapter or LMCC is directly supporting her desire to be a successful employee and industry leader.

Learn more at necanet.org/WIN