Step-Up for Women is an employment based skilled trades training program designed to prepare adult women for entry level positions in the construction industry and registered apprenticeships. We presently provide training at three sites in West Virginia.
Step-Up is hands-on training in:
- Electrical Wiring
Step-Up also works closely with the Department of Transportation, Division of Highways to provide training in road maintenance and highway construction. Additionally, Step-Up offers the ten-hour OSHA safety training, physical fitness training, and test preparation for union apprenticeships.
Our students learn the essential skills to find and keep a job including: resume writing, interview skills, job search techniques, communication skills, and sexual harassment prevention. Students will attend presentations from skilled trades unions, commercial and residential employers, and tradeswomen.
Where are Step-Up graduates working now?
- Laborers Union
- Carpenters Union
- Orders Construction
- West Virginia University Physical Plant
- Tri County Electric
- Cement Masons/ Plasters Union
- Princeton Companies
- Ellsworth Electric
- Nova Electrical Enterprises
- Cornwell Electric
- Starting their own businesses