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WOMEN IN THE TRADES

THE PTTC IS COMMITTED TO INCLUSIVITY

The PTTC is proud to be an equal opportunity institution.  We believe in fostering an environment where all individuals have the opportunity to thrive and succeed based on their skills and dedication.   At the PTTC we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, ensuring everyone in our community is valued and supported.  By providing equal respect and training we strive to create a culture of fairness and empowerment.  

NEWS & EVENTS

SUCCESS THROUGH COMMUNITY

Whether you are wondering if the piping trades are for you, interested in building your network or looking for support, our members are here for you!  All are welcome. 
To RSVP for the next event or get more information use the link below. 

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CELEBRATING WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION WEEK!

The first week of March is Women in Construction week!  This coincides with Women's history month and International Women's Day.  Women in Construction was established in 1998 by the Nation Association of Women in Construction.  The week is spent recognizing the contributions of women throughout the industry.

 

The women of the UA Local 393 designed a limited edition shirt to celebrate Women In Construction Week!  Stop by the Training Center to get yours today.  

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UA LOCAL 393's FIRST WOMAN APPRENTICE TO COMPETE IN CALIFORNIA STATE UA APPRENTICE CONTEST

The first weekend in March, we hold our Annual UA Local 393 Apprentice Contest.  Pipe Trades Training Center apprentices can compete in four categories: Plumbing, Steamfitting, HVACR and Welding.  The competition is two days of projects that challenge their knowledge and resilience.  The winner from each trade will go to participate in the 2024 California State UA Apprentice Contest. Contestants who win at the state finals move on to the regional competition. Winners from the regional competition will compete in the international competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

This year the winner of the Steamfitting category is Courtney Borja.  She will be the first woman to represent UA Local 393 and the Pipe Trades Training Center at the State level.  Congratulations Courtney and good luck at State!  

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OUTREACH EVENT FOR THE ROSIE THE RIVETER TRUST 

The Pipe Trades Training Center was invited by the Rosie the Riveter Trust to participate in Being the Best You: College & Career Fair.  The event's goal is to empower youth to consider careers that are traditionally male-dominated.  Our Steamfitting apprentices: Courtney, Veronica and Rebecca along with our Director of Training, Brian Murphy spent the day speaking with folks about our program and a career in the piping trades.  

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13TH ANNUAL NABTU TRADESWOMEN BUILD NATIONS CONFERENCE 2023

The women of UA Local 393 attended NABTU 13th Annual Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference in Washington D.C.  The conference remains the largest gathering of tradeswomen internationally.  Attendees from all building trades came together and spent a weekend celebrating the accomplishments made, teaching/learning from one another and networking!

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HELPING AN ICON

Yesterday Cecilia received an urgent call for help from Rosie Marian Sousa, 96, regarding another Rosie Marian Wynn, 96. Marian Wynn had a water main leak and was out of water for 3 days waiting for help from various people. After some coordination, Cecilia went over and fixed Marian's plumbing problem within hours.
 

It is an honor to serve the trailblazer that made it ok for women to work in construction.


We are super proud of Cecilia, who was able to give back to the community, especially to a woman pipe welder from 78 years ago. 

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12TH ANNUAL NABTU TRADESWOMEN BUILD NATIONS CONFERENCE 2022

The UA Journal January – February 2023 Edition highlights the NABTU 12th Annual Tradeswomen Build Nations Conference that occurred in the Fall of 2022.  The conference is the largest gathering of tradeswomen internationally.  The UA Journal highlighted Local 393 journey member, educator and long-time attendee of the annual conference Lisa Long. 

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An affiliate of NABTU - North America's Building Trades, Tradeswomen Build Nations is the largest gathering of tradeswomen world wide. 

Their conferences allow women from all trades to network with one another, feel comradery as well as attend workshops and panels.

2024 is the 14th Annual conference and will be held in New Orleans! 

Tradeswomen Build Nations is not just a conference, but a supportive network of not just workers but also union leaders, apprenticeship coordinators, contractors and politicians. 

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Pride and a Paycheck is a free journal written by tradeswomen. The quarterly publication provides a breadth writing, poetry and art from tradeswomen nation wide. 

Within the pages of Pride and a Paycheck Magazine are the voices of women in the trades. They are Blue Jean Pocket Writers. They are worker writers. Their words are Work Pieces: fundamental tools serving the most useful purpose of telling the world what it’s like to be blue collar females. Their ideas are change agents working in the repair departments of human conditions. Pushing and nudging consciousness to higher levels of thought while trashing the obsolete and dangerously backward ideas. Their bodies direct their words. Their actions shine a spotlight on the future of women in the trades of any ethnicity and sexual identity. They tell it like it is….and like it should be. They recruit and support sisters from the INSIDE. They are a beacon in the Worker Writer genre and Pride and a Paycheck is privileged to publish their work pieces.
 

Doro, S. (2022). Why is There a "Pride and a Paycheck"? Pride and a Paycheck , 24(3), 24–24. Retrieved from https://www.prideandapaycheck.com/.

In 2023 Pride and a Paycheck celebrated its 25th year of syndication. 

The United Association is the umbrella organization for Local 393 and the Pipe Trades Training Center.

The United Association has been providing the best training in the world to their members for over 60 years. Their five year apprenticeship, journey worker training, yearly instructor training and certifications programs exceed industry standards.

 

The United Association is an advocate for women in the trades.  They recognize "that women bring a unique set of skills and work ethic that are invaluable to our industry. Women bring a limitless potential to the UA."

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