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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 31 @ 7pm-9pm PDT – Virtual Monthly Meetup for BC Women in Trades

REGISTER HERE –> http://tinyurl.com/BCCWITTmeetup

Hosted by BCCWITT, this province-wide virtual hang out takes place on the last Tuesday of every month (except December!), from 7 pm to 9 pm, via Zoom.

All British Columbia tradeswomen welcome: Union and non-union, apprentices and journeys, retired and on leave…. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

***If you are NOT a women in trades, but want to connect, please contact the BC Centre for Women in the Trades at info@bccwitt.ca***

We’ll be sharing stories of what’s happening in our lives, asking questions about tools or situations or jobs, and getting to know what life is like for other women in the trades… And sometimes we even give tours of our workplaces, or barnyards, or homes.

Do you want to get connected to our growing community, and stay up to date on opportunities for training, volunteering, and jobs? Fill out BCCWITT’s network intake form today!

Are you on Facebook, and want more opportunities to build community with your local fellow tradeswomen? Click here to see the private regional groups for women in trades around the province.

Fraser Valley Diversity in Trades Meetup – Tues. May 17 @ 7-9 pm

BCCWITT staff are going to be in the Fraser Valley next week, and we’d love to meet you:

If you’re a tradesperson from an underrepresented group (2SLGBTQIA+, IBPOC, persons with disabilities, immigrants, women), please come enjoy some food and discussion with us!

Tuesday, May 17 @ 7-9 PM
The Well

8180 Young Rd, Chilliwack, BC

May 9, 2022 – Women in Trades Virtual Meet & Greet For High School Students

REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/May2022WITMeet

Are you a woman high school student in British Columbia, and interested in construction, maintenance, or industrial trades?

Hosted by School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) and the BC Centre for Women in the Trades, this free virtual session is all about helping women students THRIVE in their skilled trades education… PLUS there will be a draw for a door prize!

Monday, May 9, 2022
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm PDT
Via Zoom
FREE!

Women students in grades 8-12 in ALL school districts in BC are invited to…

Hear tradespeople talk about their jobs in construction, maintenance, and industry
Ask questions from experts who know
Meet other students interested in trades programs

Speakers:

Lynn Seraphim (Diesel Engine Mechanic)
Hira Zavoral (Power System Operator)
Natasha Zsiak (Steamfitter & Welder)
Ashleigh Rogers (Welder & Flagger)
Kathleen Marcaccini (Plumber)
Kendra Shiells (Electrician)
Julianne Oliver (Carpenter)
Tanis Niditchie (Carpenter)
Katie Balme (Heavy Duty Technician)
Jelissa De Torres (Welder & Carpenter)

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