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Metro, Construction Industry Looking for Women Interested in Careers in Transportation and Building

Monday May 13, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) invites women who are curious about career opportunities in construction and the transportation industry to participate in the Women Build Metro Los Angeles (WBMLA) Apprenticeship Readiness Fair on Friday, May 17.

Women looking for careers in the transportation and construction industry are encouraged to attend this free and open to the public event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Metro headquarters, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The event focuses on opportunities for women, but everyone interested is welcome to attend.

The program includes sessions about the construction industry, career pathways, and assistance programs available to prepare women to take advantage of Metro’s mandate to attract more women to work on building the infrastructure in LA County. The event also offers hands-on experience and learning opportunities. To register visit:

WBMLA was established in support of Metro’s Project Labor Agreement and Construction Careers Policy and is composed of women and men in construction related industries, community advocates, stakeholders and decision makers from private and public sectors.

Metro has been striving to increase the number of qualified women candidates for apprenticeship and placement with all trades that work on Metro construction projects.

Career minded women will meet prime contractors, job coordinators, leaders of apprenticeship training programs, recruiters from trade unions and more. Attendees will learn about free apprenticeship prep training and construction-related businesses. The event is also an opportunity to hear women in trade unions talk about their experiences, daily work life and career opportunities at Metro.

A panel of women representing prime contractors will explain what their companies look for when sponsoring apprentices and will discuss best practices for increasing female participation.

After the formal program, attendees will be shown examples of trade unions’ work. This is done to help job seekers see the wide range of opportunities in the construction trades and the transportation industry.

For more information on the program send your questions to

Metro partners at the Apprenticeship Readiness Fair are SKANSKA, Dragados, Merriwether & Williams, the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council, Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles (W.I.N.T.E.R.), WSP Global Inc., Modern Times, Inc., 3D Networks and PCL Construction.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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