The mission of The House That She Built is to support workforce development initiatives in the construction industry by generating awareness of the skilled trades to the largest underrepresented community.
To accomplish this we have three areas of focus...
The House That She Built is a long-term sustainable solution to the national labor shortage. We are…
-Changing the perception of career-based bias by getting in front of the youngest learners BEFORE that bias forms. (Kindergarten)
-Shifting the mindset that one path is better than another by getting in front of parents and teachers.
-Refreshing the unfavorable/stereotypical image of specific jobs.
-Recruiting future workers through the most obvious underrepresented community… Women!
WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
The House That She Built elevates women in the trades (less than 3% of workers) to show girls they CAN do anything.
-Emphasizing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) skills needed for each job builds self-esteem.
-Providing a platform for tradespeople to show what they do to help children identify with real people as role models.
DIVERSITY EQUITY & INCLUSION IN CONSTRUCTION AND HOUSING
The House That She Built visually shows that careers in construction are for everyone!