CareersNEW is New York City's top training program for women in the trades. After completing NEW's curriculum, graduates enter local apprenticeships or begin nontraditional jobs in the building and construction trades, the utilities and transportation fields, or facilities maintenance and repair.
Skilled blue-collar work is an excellent choice for women who are fitor ready to get in shapeand who like active, physically challenging work: It offers high wages (a journey-level worker generally earns over $35 per hour); excellent medical benefits; pensions, annuities, and paid vacation time; and the opportunity for further education.
Here are examples of blue-collar career opportunities available to women in the New York metropolitan area.
Jobs in the Building and Construction Trades
Jobs in Public Utilities
Jobs in Railroad and Construction
Jobs in Government
Jobs in Facilities Maintenance
An apprenticeship combines on-the-job training and related instruction to help workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by individual employers, joint employer and labor groups, and/or employer associations.