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More women are entering New York City's construction industry

More women are choosing to enter the male-dominated construction industry in New York City, according to

The Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York City reports women make up 4 percent of the construction unions workforce. Nontraditional Employment for Women, a sector-based workforce development program that prepares women for careers in nontraditional industries, is helping provide the tools women need to join the construction industry.

Nontraditional Employment for Women offers a two-month pre-apprenticeship training program for women in New York City. Many of the women who participate are unemployed or underemployed women of color.