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Women in Skilled Trades

COAA Webinar: June 12, 2019  2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT

Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) is a newly created non-profit apprenticeship readiness program to help women get into skilled trades. This session will show the path taken to develop the program and the current results of the organization's efforts. 

Don’t miss this presentation of one of the most highly acclaimed presentations at the 2018 Fall Owners Leadership Conference. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to identify how owners can support more women in skilled trades.
  2. Participants will discuss if women could be the answer to the skilled trade shortage.
  3. Participants will be able to list the barriers to women in construction that we all can work to remove.
  4. Participants will assess what it takes to help women get into a skilled trade.

This webinar has been approved for one AIA Learning Unit. 

Registration Rates

  • Member - $99
  • Non-member - $149

Paid registration only recognizes individual participation and only one person will receive credit for attendance. However, the webinar can be viewed by a group in a conference room setting for no additional cost.


Meet the Presenter

Carol Cool, LEED, EFP, MBA, CM Lean
Carol is the co-founder and a member of the Advisory Board for a newly formed organization, Women in Skilled Trades (WIST). Her vocation is being aProject Manager within Planning, Design and Construction (PDC); a division of Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) at Michigan State University (MSU). She has been in the construction industry for 28 years overseeing the delivery of over $300 million of in construction. As a Project Manager she is responsible for coordinating the design, construction and turn over phase of the project including coordination of owner work, municipality needs and communicating at a broad range of levels across a university setting as well as in private industry. She is a graduate of Lawrence Technological University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Michigan Flint. She is a LEED accredited professional, and is an Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) certified Educational Facilities Professional. Carol also serves as an officer for the Michigan Chapter of COAA.