WELCOME TO THE BCCWITT
The BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT) is a partnership led by women from the trades, along with industry and labour representatives, committed to increasing the proportion of women entering and finding success in the skilled trades.
Women represent an average of four per cent of the underrepresented skilled trades in BC, and that number has barely moved in decades. Isolation, discrimination and poor workplace culture have long been barriers for women entering—and staying in—these great careers.
With the current skilled trades labour shortage, significantly increasing the number of women and other underrepresented groups in trades careers is crucial to bridging the gap.
BCCWITT is leading the cultural shift that is needed to achieve this—our work is focused on creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive skilled trades industry, where all feel welcome, healthy and safe.
WHAT WE DO
The BC Centre for Women in the Trades provides connection, resources and supports for tradeswomen across the province. BCCWITT also offers programs, tools and resources to individuals and trades organizations that support the attraction, retention and advancement of women in skilled trades careers.
Creating a network of supportive peers is essential to increase the retention & advancement of women in trades.
We provide supports, training and employment matching in the skilled trades industry for eligible women.
The Shift for organizations
We support equitable recruitment, training and advancement practices to support the success of underrepresented people in trades careers.
The shift for MEN
Working with our male allies in the industry and community to create a welcoming, healthy and safe culture in the skilled trades.
Our founding partners provide their expertise and insights to guide our work, as well as in-kind and cash contributions.