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Kelowna Women in Trades Meetup – April 27 @ 7-9PM

We're in Kelowna and excited to meet some of the local women in trades and industry... If you're a tradeswoman in the area, please join us at Red Bird Brewing Inc. (1086 Richter Street) on Wednesday April 27 from 7-9pm...  Enjoy some pizza on us, and let's hang out!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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)

April 26 @ 7pm-9pm PDT – Virtual Monthly Meetup for BC Women in Trades

Let’s get together and socialize online! Next monthly meetup is Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

SIGN UP 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.

March 29 @ 7pm-9pm PDT – Virtual Monthly Meetup for BC Women in Trades —

Let’s get together and socialize online! Next monthly meetup is Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

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.

Feb. 22 @ 7pm-9pm PST – Virtual Monthly Meetup for BC Women in Trades

Let’s get together and socialize online! Next monthly meetup is Tuesday, February 22nd. 2022.

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.

Photo Credit: Sara Worden

FREE Women’s Health & Safety in the Workplace WEBINAR on International Women’s Day

SIGN UP HERE –> tinyurl.com/2xbkt9zs
International Women’s Day
Tuesday March 8th
12-1:30 PST
One hour webinar followed by 30 minute Q&A

All workers face health and safety issues at work – injuries, workplace hazards, diseases, and stress. Many of these issues have a gender dimension – they affect women in particular ways. This webinar will give an overview of the challenges women face in the workplace and ways to take action that address the ongoing inequities by addressing:

  • Understand gender-based inequities in health & safety and how they impact women

  • Discuss workplace hazards that put women at risk to their physical and psychological health and safety
  • Explore actions that webinar participants can take to address inequities

Hope to see you there!

For the Record – Fighting for women in construction

(Lindsay Kearns / BCCWITT) Lindsay Kearns teaches a workshop for middle school aged girls for BCCWITT in partnership with the Construction Foundation of BC. Lindsay Kearns is a Red Seal certified electrician with over ten years experience, so it is no surprise that...