WELCOME TO THE BCCWITT
The BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT) is working to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive skilled trades industry, where all feel welcome, healthy, respected and safe.
We are 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.
WHAT WE DO
The BC Centre for Women in the Trades provides connection, funding, resources and supports for tradeswomen across the province. BCCWITT also offers programs, tools and resources to individuals and organizations that support the attraction, retention and advancement of women in skilled trades careers. In addition, BCCWITT is part of broader equity and inclusion initiatives supporting other underrepresented groups in construction, maintenance, and industrial trades.