College holds free workshop for women interested in construction trades

“Exploring Careers in Home Building and Cabinetmaking” is a free three-day workshop aimed at women interested in learning more about careers in construction and cabinetmaking. The workshop is hosted by the Madison College Tools for Tomorrow: Women in Trades and Technology Program.

Students get a hands-on introduction to building methods, tool use, terminology, related mathematics and safety issues. Participants practice typical skills and applications as they construct a shed and footstools.

The class also incorporates discussion on education options and realistic wage and benefit expectations to help women make informed decisions about entry into the field.

As the economy begins to improve, the need for skilled workers also rises. Tools for Tomorrow works to support and attract women in technology careers and the trades.

Registration is still open. Participants attend all three days:

  • Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Cabinetmaking Shop, Room E173 on the Truax campus
  • Thursday, June 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Construction lab (Building B) on the Commercial Avenue campus
  • Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Construction lab (Building B) on the Commercial Avenue campus

Contact the Tools for Tomorrow program for information or to register at (608) 246-5285.


Published June 4, 2014. Updated July 7, 2014.