According to an article in the Tampa Bay Times, the Helen Gordon Davis Center for Women has created a course to teach women the necessary skills to work in construction. It is a free 10-week training course held at the Helen Gordon Davis Center in Hillsborough County. Its goal is to help women who are unemployed or underemployed to find long-term jobs that offer pay above minimum wage. The center received an $80,000 grant from Hillsborough County to launch the program.
Debra Palmer, a past president of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) was enlisted by the leaders of Helen Gordon Davis Center to help design the guidelines for the class.
The first class was capped at 40 participants and there is already a waiting list for the next one.
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