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Project: Accelerate!, or #PA!, is a collaborative cross section of the construction, engineering, design and trades industries program devised to work in concert to expose, reinforce and expand careers for women in those fields.

Exciting this year is the expansion of Project: Ignite & Project: Spark to our #PA programming!

About the Program:

The program is built on a basic tenet that knowledge is power and that speaking the language of an industry is fundamental to acquiring higher levels of success. We achieve this goal by actively mentoring and connecting participants to opportunity and best next steps.

Asynchronous Program Now Open for Registration!

The course has recorded video sessions with informational materials where applicable.  Enrolled participants have access to these sessions from March 29 – June 15, 2021.  Each session provides SCECH hours based on the instructional time of each module.  Module contents include recorded video, PowerPoint slides, and instructional materials as provided by thte presenters.  Educators are eligible to receive 26.75 SCECHs by completing all sessions and submitting the required program course reflections in order to receive the SCECH hours.



Project: Spark & Project: Ignite–additional options to the #PA programming this year!

Industry professionals deliver weekly courses virtually. This year, we are making it available to our Spark and Ignite participants through recorded sessions and asynchronous learning on Saturdays for those who are unable to attend the online virtual portion of the learning.

Project: Accelerate (#PA) for women over 18 years of age

Project: Spark for educators and counselors

Are you an educator or counselor interested in the construction industry?

Do you want to expand opportunities for those students you serve?

Spark participants will have access to the recorded #PA sessions and asynchronous lessons every Saturday.

Project: Ignite for women in grades 9th-12th grades

Ignite participants will have access to the recorded #PA sessions and asynchronous lessons every Saturday.

7 weeks (hybrid and in person as state health orders allow)

1 full day a week

50% of time will be dedicated to classroom/lecture/workshop

25% of instruction will be active lab-related

25% of time will be site visits and active project tours, virtual and/or in real-time/real life

Application Portal Opening Soon, Check Back Soon

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: August 30-September 1
  • Applicant Interviews: Rolling Interviews
  • Program Start Date: September 17
  • Post Program Community Day: TBD
  • Program End Date: TBD
  • Certificate Presentation & Achievement Brunch: TBD

Application Process

  • Click the Apply Now button
  • Fill out the Required fields and submit
  • Submit an email in a zipped file (First Name Last Name) to [email protected] with the following information:
    • Letter of character or recommendation
    • 200 word personal essay on why this opportunity is important to your personal or professional advancement
    • Complete a personal interview, online
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