Tradeswomen Resources

Continuing Education

Advancement opportunities in the construction industry are limitless.  While some NEW graduates want to be tradeswomen for life, others pursue training in construction management and small business ownership upon completing their apprenticeships in order to take advantage of the myriad leadership opportunities in this field.

New York Building Foundation Career Advancement Fund


NEW is pleased to announce the creation of the New York Building Foundation Career Advancement Fund.  This Fund, created through a generous donation from the New York Building Foundation, will provide NEW graduates with small grants to pursue educational opportunities to advance their careers or seed money to start a small business.  Graduates who receive a grant will have the opportunity to be matched up with a mentor from the New York Building Congress who will provide guidance and potential networking opportunities. 


Through the Fund, NEW will provide grants to cover all or partial cost of technical workshops, management training courses, site safety officer training, continuing education, financial management, or small business workshops.  For those graduates who are interested in applying for funding for start-up costs for a women-owned small business, the Fund will cover costs related to office management systems, tools and equipment, marketing, business plan development, licenses and fees, and insurance.


NEW graduates who are interested in applying for a grant should contact Jessica Suarez, Graduate Relations Manager at 646-358-4799 or


Recommended Continuing Education Programs

Below are schools and programs NEW recommends to tradeswomen interested in continuing their education.

Institute of Design and Construction

The City of New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Housing Education Services and Housing Education Program

New York City College of Technology
Building Maintenance and Environmental Services Course
Call Access for Women, (718) 552-1131

New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology, Continuing Studies Center or call (718) 552-1170

NEW Nontraditional Employment for Women. 243 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 627-6252

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