Monday, July 7, 2014



In late April the Women in Construction Program had the pleasure of attending the Women Building California and the Nation, Women in the Trades Conference. This conference hosted in Sacramento, CA was an event with over 900 women from across the nation and the world. This conference had women of all trades and experiences from apprentices to master level trades women. This was a wonderful experience to be in a room with women who had been working in the trades for some over 40yrs. With speakers from Presidents of different unions to journeymen this was an eye opening experience an a inspiration. To see all the support tradeswomen were giving each other was an amazing thing to be a part of. This 3 day conference served as a learning experience not only because of the different trades represented but also because of the breakout sessions teaching women about their rights and policies that will be in place that are trying to get more women in the trades. With more and more women deciding to get into the construction trades it is exciting to know that conferences like this are out there. So all the tradeswomen out there... the Women in Construction program WILL see you next year!


Moore Community House 90th Anniversary Celebration and Women in Construction Ribbon Cutting

Moore Community House recently celebrated its 90th anniversary and the Women in Construction Program Training Center Ribbon Cutting. After months of hard work women in construction finally opened its doors to its new space. The renovation and new addition was done over a period of 6 months with many volunteers and students helping along the way. This new space will be a crucial addition to the program giving the students a indoor and outdoor shop space and also classroom space where students can receive their certifications. From every nail to every paint stroke, over 80 percent of the work was completed by women!!!  This space is a great testament to the program and what it can do and will keep doing for women in the community for years to come!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ribbon Cutting and Family Fair - 90th Anniversary Celebration Pt. 1

Please join us to celebrate Moore Community House's 90th Anniversary during the Week of the Young Child on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 3:00-5:00pm located at 684 Walker St. Biloxi, MS.  The ribbon cutting of the new Women in Construction Training Center will take place at 3:00pm followed by a Family Fair at 3:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate the past 90 years of Moore Community House's work within our vibrant community.  Please feel free to circulate this invitation throughout the community.

Congrats Johnny!

Congratulations are in order for Women In Construction's own Johnny Gonzalez who is now certified as an Authorized OSHA Safety Trainer in the field of General Industry!  We are so proud of him, and excited for what it means to the WinC program!  Great Work Johnny! 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays 2013

We were dreaming of a white Christmas here at WINC and now our dreams have become a reality. We now have paint on the walls and are one step closer to finishing our new space! We would like to thank our 19th WINC class and all the volunteers from Ohio State University and Oregon for their hard work. We appreciated all your help very much.

We would like to wish Kaiser, GCCDS, J.O. Collins, our Moore Communty House family and all other partners a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. Thank you again to everyone involved for making 2013 one of our best years yet!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


This year the Women in Construction Program partnered with Kaiser Permanente for the Second Annual Women's Build to construct a new and improved training center, renovating the current space and adding an open air shop space. Providing architectural design services is the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio (GCCDS) and overseeing construction of the space is J.O. Collins, a local family owned commercial contractor with great care for preservation of our rich and vibrant Gulf Coast community. Kaiser volunteers joined us for a week in October to preform the bulk of the work including the huge task of building 40 monster trusses. This legacy project is still under construction and will greatly improve facilities in order to better serve and impact all women and their children for generations to come. This project is an dream come true for everyone involved with the WinC program and the community at large and speaks volumes to the women in the community, that there are opportunities in their neighborhood and that they are worth the investment.