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Division of Apprenticeship Standards - Director's Award

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Application for Director's Award for Excellence in Supporting Women in the Building Trades

Program – self-nominated

  1. Number of men and women in the apprenticeship program as of December 31, 2009.
  2. The percentage of women to men in the apprenticeship program.
  3. Number/percentage of women in management positions for the program.
  4. Number/percentage of female instructors.
  5. Describe outreach activities devoted to recruiting women. Do you have any women on your recruitment team?
  6. Numbers of men and women that have completed the program in calendar year 2009.
  7. Has your program received any recognition from women’s organizations? Describe and include letters or acknowledgements.
  8. Do you have mentoring or other support programs specifically for women?
  9. Do you set annual goals for recruiting women into the program? Please describe.
  10. What innovative ideas have you implemented to recruit and retain women into your apprenticeship program?
  11. Why do you believe your program should be selected for this award?

Employer – nominated by program or self-nominated

  1. Number of men and women hired in calendar year 2009
  2. The percentage of women to men hired.
  3. Number of women working in management/supervisory positions.
  4. Number of women considered part of the core work-team (i.e. hired consistently for individual projects.)
  5. Describe outreach activities devoted to recruiting women.
  6. Has the company received any recognition from women’s organizations?
  7. Does the company have support or mentoring programs for their female employees?
  8. Does the company annual goals for hiring women to work?
  9. Describe innovative ideas the company has implemented to retain women?
  10. Why do you believe the company should be selected for this award?

Please send completed application form to Renée Bacchini at rbacchini@dir.ca.gov. If you have any questions you can email Renée or call 415.703.4916.

January 2010