Women Who Build

It’s clear that our industry needs more women. Construction employers across the U.S. are facing a severe shortage of workers, and in an industry that is 91% male, employers are actively recruiting women to fill employment gaps. As a nonprofit training organization, Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s goal is to help women take advantage of these expanding opportunities in our industry by supporting women as they build proud, meaningful careers. 

What do careers in building ACTUALLY look like?

Construction has an image problem. When portrayed in the media, construction professionals are most often men working in grueling, hands-on craft positions. The reality is much more complex.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Many jobs in the construction industry are in professional services. These jobs are less physical; they include estimating, project management, safety inspection, and many more. Some of these jobs, like customer care, require basic knowledge of building materials and systems, but most of the work is done in a professional office environment.

Colorado Homebuilding Academy offers Estimating and Construction Management training that can help prepare you for a career in construction professional services.

TRADE / CRAFT CAREERS

Careers in the trades, like electrical, plumbing, and carpentry, are ideal for women who don’t want to “get stuck working in an office.” You will be on a work site, moving around, and participating in build projects in your community.

These jobs require technical expertise that you can learn in Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s introductory course: Construction Skills Bootcamp. Many graduates from this course go on to an entry-level position in the trades, or a 3 to 4 year paid apprenticeship.

We also offer a Basics in Concrete course that teaches students the basic skills needed for craft positions in concrete construction. 

GET TRAINED

Enroll in a Colorado Homebuilding Academy course

Construction Management

Construction Skills Bootcamp

Basics in Concrete

Youth Construction Apprenticeship

BUILD A NETWORK

Join a professional group for women in construction.

SHARE YOUR STORY

We invite women in Colorado’s construction industry and their supporters to post on social media with the hashtag:

#WomenWhoBuildCO

Tag Colorado Homebuilding Academy on Facebook or Instagram and you may get a shoutout!

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