Ray Frager//December 11, 2014
//December 11, 2014
A new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and Jobs for the Future cites Maryland and Oregon as two of the few states that use federal transportation dollars to fund training and support services to improve gender diversity in highway construction. Maryland and Oregon have locked in a portion of their states’ federal highway construction money to fund initiatives that get women into construction through pre-apprenticeship training and outreach programs. The two states also support the effort to increase women in the construction workforce through child care and other supports, mentoring and programs for line managers to recognize and prevent discrimination on the job.