Women’s History Month 2024

Happy Women’s History Month!

March is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of women. The Hub is committed to advancing and expanding RA programs as a viable option for economic advancement of women. The future of Registered Apprenticeship in the U.S. is female and we are excited to work with our stakeholder partners to enroll women in RA programs and support all training programs that bolster women in the workforce.

Join us in celebrating women in apprenticeship by watching and listening to their stories and successes below.

The Hub’s Dina Igoe wrote this month’s celebratory blog, titled “Bridging the Gender Gap: Women’s History Month Spotlight on Registered Apprenticeships.” Read it HERE!

Female Apprentice Highlights

The Hub’s Sheldon Strickland sat down with Devionne Pierce, a graduate of RWB Construction’s registered apprenticeship program. She now works in construction as a carpenter in Cincinnati, Ohio.
For National Apprenticeship Week 2023, Sheldon talked with Cat Smith, an Industrial Construction Apprentice with RWB Construction. She talked with us about her Registered Apprenticeship journey and all the reasons she believes Registered Apprenticeship is the way to go.
Meet Karmella Hughes, an Industrial Construction Apprentice with RWB Construction. Karmella sat down with the Hub to discuss why she chose to participate in a RAP and how her life and career aspirations have improved since.
Meet Katrina Hawkins, who serves as the Director of the DJH Express Training Academy. Despite dedicating two decades to another organization, her journey took a turn when her husband initiated a transportation venture. Recognizing a void in educational training within their industry, they embarked on a mission to educate themselves and their team.
Meet Evangelina Gardner, a Certified Electrician who did her apprenticeship with IEC Atlanta & Georgia Chapters. Learn why she chose a Registered Apprenticeship Program over a traditional four-year program.
Meet Tiffany Townsend, CEO of Ship Black, a dynamic logistics supercenter dedicated to supporting e-commerce businesses. Learn how she is collaborating with students and providing them with real-world experience in logistics!

The Hub and Women In Manufacturing Train on Apprentice Recruitment

Best Practices Webinar: Recruiting for Registered Apprenticeship Programs

On March 7th, Hub team members, Dorinda Byers and Dina Igoe joined WIM for an RA Best Practices webinar focusing on recruitment. They covered recruiting 101, successful recruitment techniques and the importance of developing relationships and engagement.