YOUNG WOMEN IN TRADES AND TECHNOLOGIES

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

The YWITT program will start youth on a journey to gain awareness, exploration, and experience. Connect with CAREERS to discover opportunities for high school students to land a paid internship while they are earning high school credits and work experience hours towards their apprenticeship certification.

Coming up: 2020/ 2021 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.

Sometimes the smallest steps in the right direction, ends up being the biggest steps of your life. If you are a young woman interested in Carpentry, Sheet Metal Work, Plumbing, or Painting (just to name a few); there is nothing stopping you!  Women bring many additional skills and perspectives, such as collaborative communication styles, great attention to detail and empathy, which are recognized by many employers in the construction trades as important and valuable.

Trades: Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrician, Painting, Roofing, Refrigeration and AC Technician and more

Do you want to be in an industry that is sought after and relied upon by the public? Join us in learning about the diverse industry of mechanical and automotive trades. These trades offer a variety of complex mechanical and electronic systems, diagnostic systems, quickly changing technology and fast-paced work environments.  You will meet women who work in these skilled trades and are committed to inspiring the next generation of young women to see the potential, opportunity and joy that can come from working in the mechanical/ automotive trades.

Trades: Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrician, Painting, Roofing, Refrigeration and AC Technician and more

Join us in this Industrial Trades mentorship session and hear from women with careers such as Welding, Gas fitting and Electrical, just to name a few.  Learn about pursuing a skilled trade, connect with other young women interested in the same things, and discover information about how to land a potential internship. Meet tradeswomen who are currently leading the way in the industry, as they share their career paths and help you navigate the career options that suit you best.

Trades: Welding, Gas fitter, Steam Fitter-Pipefitter, Millwright, Ironworker, Sheet Metal Worker and more

Get connected and design your own exciting future in ICT. Learn more about Social Media and Communications, IT Maintenance, Junior Programming, and Quality Control Testing; just to name a few! The world is constantly changing with technology, and technology is constantly changing the world. Be a part of it or better yet, become the one leading the way!

Careers:  Social Media and Communications, IT Maintenance, Junior Programming, Quality Control Testing, Hardware Engineering, Software Developer and more

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Young Women Internships in 2019

Proudly empowering women since 2015

Mentors and students meet up to learn about the electrical trades.

Trades camp for women.

International Women’s Day.