Celebrating PWB Week with Penn State Students
In celebration of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, Sept. 14-18, the PWB Council of Central Pennsylvania partnered with the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) to offer an insightful discussion for students in an architectural engineering (AE) course. According to labor force statistics in 2019 from the Current Population Survey and analyzed by the NAHB, the share of women in the construction industry is currently at 9.86%, although women make up almost half - 47%- of the total working population. The PWB of Central Pennsylvania and the PHRC seek to engage students in an effort to mitigate this disconnect for women working in the construction industry upon graduation. Read more.