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Young Women in Trades & Technologies (YWITT)

Young Women in Trades and Technologies (YWITT) is a CAREERS initiative that is designed to break barriers and give young women the opportunity and confidence to explore career options in non-traditional skilled trades and technologies.

Workshops, camps, and virtual events

YWITT provides mentorship through hands-on workshops, camps, and virtual events that showcase the range of opportunities available for female-identifying youth within the skilled trades and technologies. Creating a safe space to explore and ask questions about the world of skilled trades from the female perspective.

Participants are encouraged to be open to new possibilities and experiences that will help them to build a greater awareness of the career opportunities available to them.

CAREERS will also help students find opportunities to land a paid internships in the career they wish to explore further. Student interns will be paid for their work and earn high school credits. They may also register to have their work experience hours counted towards their apprenticeship certification through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)

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Scroll down to see the list of Upcoming YWITT events. You can also check out our entire Events Calendar or follow us on social media for exciting event updates.

Virtual Mentor Series

Our Virtual Mentor Series will allow young women in grades 9 – 12 to connect with successful female industry leaders and hear about their career stories that will inspire and educate these young ladies about the incredible array of opportunities available.


YWITT will also offer hands-on interactive camps for high school females who want to take it a step further and spend a few days touring shops, handling tools, meeting new people, creating special projects, and learning from professionals in the skilled trades.

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Students exploring internships in skilled trades may also be eligible to fast track their training through the Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) Learn more.