YOUNG WOMEN IN TRADES AND TECHNOLOGIES (YWITT)

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

Virtual Mentorship Series

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Check out some of our past events below:

On October 21 students learned about opportunities in the Construction Trades. 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 

Great opportunity for students to explore different programs in Skilled Trades, Information and Communications Technology, and Agriculture. They gained hands on experience with a small group of like-minded individuals and had a lot of fun!

Empower Hour – Find Your Fire

Listen in to learn about opportunities available in a variety of industries and hear from some amazing partners of CAREERS dedicated to inclusion.

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

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

Proudly empowering women since 2015

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

International Women’s Day.

Trades camp for women.

Charitable Registration No. 88641 3699 RR0001