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OBCT conducting research to improve retention of tradeswomen

By Adam Freill   

News Women in Construction

Organization seeks input to help guide resources, mentorship and support networks for underrepresented groups in the construction industry.

(Image courtesy of OBCT)

The Ontario Building and Construction Tradeswomen (OBCT), a committee on a mission to educate underrepresented groups about the benefits of a career in the skilled trades, wants to learn about the experiences of women to improve practices and working conditions on all job sites.

Survey results will culminate with a report and recommendations, which OBCT will review to help the organization understand why women leave the building and construction trades. It is expected that OBCT will use the report to develop programming aimed at preventing early exits from the sector in the future.

The aim is to survey hundreds of employers, contractors, union officers and supervisory workers within the building and construction industry for input. All individual responses will be kept confidential. The organization is using a third-party research firm to ensure that participation and all individual answers are kept strictly anonymous.

The survey, which should only take about 10 minutes to complete, is available at: https://logit.qfimr.com/OBCTe?SRC=2.





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